I saw a massive quality decline from the 400 to the 430. I predict Wagon Five won't go down as a particularly memorable edition. Seating is better, wider in front more room in the rear. Nakamichi was better by far. The Germans, of course, are excellent compression-ignition standard-bearers - just look at how many W123 240D and 300Ds are still on the road today, a quarter century after the last one rolled off the line.
That's middling too - the Bluetec put up just 0. And, no noise, no rattling, no squeaking, complement Mercedes! Our experience at the test track supports this assessment. There go those stares again. The trunk space is big enough for a nice road trip and the backseat fits an adult well or even my two big dogs. Given its fuel economy and ability to effortlessly eat up highway miles, it would certainly make a great road-trip car. Decided to try the Germans. Its arrival was all but certain: Of the nameplate's eight prior generations, four have included a wagon.
No regrets, I am glad someone buys new cars, but it is throwing money away,I bought these two cars for not much more than anew E350 Mercedes coupe with everything on it. Good value for the money. Engine power from the 6 almost as responsive as the Lexus 8 with better fuel economy. Overall, this is a great mid-sized family luxury sedan! Wouldn't want to leave the driver seat everytime I drive it. I am a critical car owner and will follow this up as I experience the car and rack up more driving miles. Transmission is much smoother and engine performance is a bit better. The latest example is the Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic wagon, based on an E-Class that was redesigned a little over a year ago.
Perfect size for driving clients around, family road trips, huge trunk for my real estate signs and long trips with luggage! Absolute perfect handling, no aqua planning, perfect traction, super sound system the vehicle is fully loaded , airscarf is a wonderful invention hot air is blowing into the neck , real leather on the seats, sensor measuring the need of stopping due to long legs of the people behind, very large trunk, what could be better? At this point, there's a diesel for just about every purse and purpose, to borrow a line from a certain Mr. Navigation, voice command, and the rare night vision option are a lot easier to use. In our lead-footed hands, over the course of a week and nearly 900 miles of mixed driving - 871. The E350 Bluetec is the diesel for your dentist's purse, for the purpose of efficiently getting him to work and back in style and comfort, plus the occasional road trip to his favorite vacation spot, which is likely somewhere sunny and warm. The aggressive look make it stand out from the previous e models.
More tank capacity and more reach, a little bit more space for larger people sitting behind and a sharper sticker pricing! This was all expected, of course, since nobody ever said that the E350 Bluetec is a sport sedan. Acceleration is lackluster, with the 210-horsepower, 400-pound-foot turbocharged 3. The E350 wagon brings some useful innovations, but its undersized cargo area and puzzling driving dynamics diminish the appeal. Not a performance car, but the power is more-than-sufficient, so I give it 4 stars. As this is my first Merc I am hoing this car lives up to the heritage I have seen from the Mercedes models of the 70s and 80s especially the almost unbelievable milage records racked up by the Mercedes indestructible diesels. With plenty of room in the back, this heavy sedan may need a little more oomph as the 3.
With the top off it is still not too loud and when you get a little cool just kick on the seat and headrest heat and enjoy the moment. Boy have I been pleasantly surprised with the new E350. The engine, though on the loud side for a modern diesel, is barely audible from within, and the shifts by the seven-speed automatic are imperceptible except for multi-gear kickdowns under hard acceleration. I have more people come up to me to say how beautiful it is than when I drive my 04 Porsche turbo, which was also a great used car bargain 2 yrs ago. If it is good, you have to pay men. You may have a hard time trying to work the shift knob situated right next to the steering wheel instead of the center console; but once you get used to it, it is actually pretty effortless. So far I am very impressed with my new Mercedes E350 and the workmanship of the interrior fit and finish of the German engineers.
First, a caveat: The E350 Bluetec is not a blast to drive, period. All you have to do to see the Bluetec's reason for being is take a look at its fuel economy figures. I can say every feature and performance has been improved. It's a good thing that the 2011 E350 Bluetec doesn't need to go to the gas station often, because people will stare at you when you go to put that green diesel nozzle into your shiny new Benz. If you girls and boys just wanna have fun, and jam to your favorite tunes, this is the car for you. That's the price premium for the diesel over the gasser, a premium that will likely be paid back in fuel savings before the lease is over. We're not sure how well the latter two work, but having tested active cruise control on long-distance trips in other cars, it's well worth the money if you plan on taking the Bluetec on long road trips.
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