Benz station wagon
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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Remember the olden days, when families bought station wagons with rear-facing jump seats that could be used by the kids whenever Grandma and Grandpa came to town for a visit? Yeah, those vehicles are now known as crossover SUVs. Mercedes-Benz, though, remains nostalgic for days of yore by continuing to sell the E-Class Wagon.
Changes for 2016
• New infotainment system with USB port
• Revised Mbrace connected service packages
• Five years of free Mbrace Connect service
2016 E-Class Wagon Highlights
Most of the E-Class Wagons that are sold in the U.S. are the E350 model. If you want to accelerate to 60 mph in almost half the time and for almost twice the money, then you can grab the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon.
A 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine is standard in the E350. A 7-speed automatic transmission powers all four of the E350 Wagon’s wheels through a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Mercedes equips the car with an automatic engine stop/start system to improve fuel economy, which measures 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Five adults can ride in the E-Class Wagon, and two kids can sit in the rear-facing, third-row jump seats. This, however, is never the safest place for children to ride in a car. Mercedes reports that when the jump seats and the second-row seats are folded down, the E-Class Wagon will carry 57.4 cu.-ft. of cargo.
Highlights from the standard equipment list include LED headlights, a self-leveling rear air suspension, an automatic emergency braking system, and a drowsy driver detection system. Options include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system, a premium sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a panoramic sunroof. Mercedes also offers the E-Class Wagon with adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, with steering assist, a blind spot warning system, a lane keeping assist system, active parking assist, and pedestrian recognition technology.
Alternatives to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
In the U.S., the station wagon is nearly extinct. The E-Class is one of the last, and is both the most expensive and luxurious example of the breed.