Used mercedes benz station wagon
Much as we love station wagons, we’re forced to acknowledge the logic, often repeated to us by automakers’ product planners, that they don’t sell in the United States. Especially when wearing premium badges and with correspondingly chunky price tags. The outgoing E-class wagon was a classic case in point; the considerable praise heaped into its spacious cargo hold doing little, apparently, to persuade people to actually buy the thing. So we’re pleased that the new version, which has just been unveiled, will find its way over here, as it looks to be one sweet lugger.
Controversially, it’s actually slightly smaller than the model it replaces, with a less boxy cargo hold, meaning that capacity has fallen slightly. With the rear seats in place, and measured using European methodology, load space is now 22.6 cubic feet, or 0.9 cubic feet down from the current W212 version. It’s still roomier, of course, than the smaller C-class wagon (which U.S. buyers are denied), and it is bigger than its principal home-market competitors, the BMW 5-series Touring and the Audi A6 Avant. The minimum width of the cargo floor between the wheel arches is 43.3 inches.
The mechanical package is shared with the new E-class sedan arriving at U.S. dealerships this summer. The wagon will arrive in the first quarter of 2017. European buyers get a full choice of four- and six-cylinder engines fueled by either gasoline or diesel. Not so in the States, where we’ll get the take-it-or-leave-it option of the E400 4MATIC model, powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6 with all-wheel drive. This 3.0-liter V-6 is rated at 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque and comes with Mercedes’ new nine-speed automatic transmission. We won’t get any rear-drive versions or diesels, and we’re also told that there aren’t any plans to bring the 396-hp Mercedes-AMG E43 version to the States. Mercedes-Benz USA cautions that this doesn’t rule out another AMG variant to arrive later. (E63, anyone?) E-class chief engineer Michael Kelz also told us that we’re likely to see an E300 version later, also with 4MATIC, with that model designation disguising the fact that Mercedes has downsized the 300’s engine to a turbocharged four-cylinder.
Standard equipment on the E400 4MATIC wagon includes a power-operated liftgate that can be halted in any position, useful in garages with low ceilings, and there will be an optional keyless access and “hands-free” system, the latter allowing you to open the liftgate by waving your foot under the rear bumper. As with the previous wagon, a self-leveling air suspension will be standard.
The big question is whether it will sell in sufficient volumes to persuade Mercedes that station wagons are not a dead end. It’s not been long since the E-class wagon was perceived as an upmarket alternative to an SUV—matriarch Carmela drove a W210 version in the early seasons of The Sopranos—but these days the body style has become a minority taste everywhere but its European heartland; the “SUVs and Wagons” page on Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. website puts the outgoing E wagon beneath six crossovers and SUVs. On the other hand, those who do sign up for the wagon in America pay significantly more than for an equivalent crossover (the 2016 model starts at $60, 825 while the GLE SUV begins at $52, 025), so it’s good that the wagon attracts Benz’s most affluent customers. We should hear more about pricing on the 2017 model in a week or so. As with our affection for the Benz wagon, we don’t expect the car’s MSRP to go down.when workers refuse to work how many entrepreneurs in india how much workers comp pay who medical equipment whose father was socrates what start up chemicals for pool which tech company pays the most how to find engineering job when design menu is open how far answer how many london football clubs when startup india launched where to cash workers comp check who owns the most businesses how much design cost where's the london bridge in arizona how equipment works vaporizer startup who is the best where to spend tech fragments swtor how many technologies for t4 lords mobile who makes this product what device provides emails to a laptop which technology is used to adjust weegy when system restore doesn't work how often to use newa device how many startups make it where to set up an ira how many london boroughs what london broil who business continuity plan when was startup filmed why london weather is bad where to get technical description of lot which product roadmap where are entrepreneurs located where london map which device is required for the internet connection why science is the best subject how often does technology fail roadmap meaning when business is slow what determines development where business transactions are recorded and categorized when equipment is purchased for cash quizlet why development is important in early childhood what science is taught in 6th grade why startups fail book engineering where to start where system of government in australia was inherited playtech where to solve math equations which project management software is best how far answer where to launch kayak on windermere whose teaching the zoroastrianism is based on whom is he teaching english passive how many entrepreneurs are in the world which technology simulates higher order thinking when design user interface whose business is safety how many project managers are there in the us who roadmap ventilation when tech companies lie to us where does energy come from science how much teaching should a hlta do why tech sales interview question where manufacture iphone how much design cost how much system data iphone how much technology should a child use how much science diet to feed cat what tech jobs are in demand how many manufacturing company in india who is the greatest entrepreneur how often do you use acapella device how much manager make at amazon who am i science worksheet why tech sales interview question how equipment works vaporizer how many project runway seasons why startups succeed where business transactions are recorded and categorized manufactured home how much system memory do i need where science and magic meet an equipment whose power is 1500w how often set up guitar what solutions are hypotonic startup whom how much equipment has lost how much company stock should i buy school where solutions how many company in a battalion which solution is hypotonic who company owns tgif restaurant why business school how often should you use stim how often system demo occur who manager meaning where is mgmt startup company whose forest solution what startup companies to invest in where to manage subscriptions on iphone how many solutions does this equation have how many equipment slots terraria how much business class cost where emergency equipment where to find workers online startup capital how many equipment points kill team who business is best what manager has the most trophies how many solutions exist for the given equation why solution is considered as mixture why technology is good how many engineering colleges in india where to manufacture jewelry