The Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon—with genealogy being back to the W123-series vehicles of the advanced decades—has always excreted an informed classicism. It’s debased and sleeker than any crossover, yet the E wagon boasts an extra maneuver of utility over the sedan, making it the excellent automobile for moving the relative at chromatic. Wagon sales in the U.S. are minuscule, these vehicles trade in the most coveted zip codes, and customers of the E-class wagon are among the most extravagant in the Mercedes-Benz family. In Europe, wagons are a much large deal, there, one in three E-class models traded is a wagon, and in the Germany homeland, the wagon records for half of all E-class sales. Mercedes-Benz is advancing this model toward crossover arena with All Terrain model, but despite the quality U.S. is not to get All Terrain version, launched E-class wagon as E400 4MATIC will be available in U.S. The E400 name, as argued to
E300, is a tip-off that the wagon forsakes the sedan's 2 liter turbo four cylinder instead, it gets a 3 liter twin turbocharged V-6 analyzed with the naturally removed 3.5 liter six in the preceding E350 wagon, the brand new twin turbocharged 3 liter produces 27 more horsepower and an extra 81 lb-ft of torque, getting total of 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft is 88 more horsepower than the 2 liter turbo four in the E300 and 81 lb-ft more torque. The V 6 also sounds acceptable, although the wagon remains a silent cruiser, to have sound insulated laminated glass, need to have Acoustic Comfort package. Paired with nine speed automatic transmission as available in E300, is mostly well behaved and ill natured enough to downshift when stopping into areas in Sport and Sport Plus modes. Its likely most possessors will not use Sport Plus mode option in routine. All wheel drive system comes as standard.
E-class wagons available in two versions, Luxury to get chrome mesh grille while Sport version has cross blades with star in center, with 18 inch wheels instead 17 inch, with tighter suspension. Air spring adaptive suspension remains option on both version but it entangled just about excellent. The adaptive suspension allows some body motion, but the wagon’s decisions are honored, never untidy. The riding is smooth but not overboosted, and we found the E400 uncomplicated while cornering similar to sedan.
Rear seat more cozy for two adults with good enough legroom and headroom, while rear facing third row seat for kids arrives back. Easier access to third row seat, power liftgate can be operated with kick motion available under rear bumper. 2017 E400 wagon rich indoor having 12.3 inch center screen, an ordinal identical-magnitude surface in front of the motorist is part of the Premium 3 collection, and it creates a techno-fabulous display that beats even Audi’s Virtual Cockpit. Tech controls available everywhere but system menu and submenus seems complicated to operate. Drive Pilot semi autonomous driving system available in Premium 3 package is quiet easy to use.
The adaptive cruise control along with steering assist allows for up to 60 seconds of hands-free riding before a sound prompts the motorist to put an hands on the wheel, ignoring warning cruise control gets switch off and car speed gets decrease. Smartphone car keys available in Europe version but not for U.S. thought can be offered lately.
E400 supplied with more technology, small wagons in the U.S. as the Audi A4 Allroad, the BMW 3-series, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the Volvo V60 for those who feel that an indulgence sport wagon complements their manners, the E400 stands alone, at least until the accomplishment of the Volvo V90. Looked at within the E-class collection, the E400 offers increased skillfulness and, to our eyeballs, a sleeker look than the quality E300 sedan, and its twin turbo six provides extra grunt and an ace soundtrack to the turbocharged four cylinder that energies the E300.
At the same moment, its mellower suspension tune and more natural riding make it a more relaxed traveler than the Mercedes-AMG E43 sedan equipped with twin turbo V6 engine. Sadly, none of this is likely to materially modify the sales equation for the E-class wagon in the U.S.