Mercedes Benz E350 Wagon 2011 Review
For anyone as keen on station wagons as myself, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 wagon can easily be the perfect choice. The E-class stands on its own with its Teutonic styling, perfect size and utility to spare.
Why Mercedes-Benz? Because this manufacturer can be easily confused with the precise definition of engineering quality and the perfect balance between luxury and sport.
Why an estate? Well, some folks just like them.
This particular model, the 2011 E350, is driven by a 268 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 through the slick Mercedes-Benz seven-speed transmission and the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The power is plenty enough to get the two tons of pure German style to a top speed of 133 mph (limited). It can go from a standstill to 60 mph in no more than 6.5 seconds. For some this is isn’t enough, but the station wagon comes with the 3.5 liter powerhouse only. The 382 horsepower 5.5 liter V8 is available in sedan, coupe and cabriolet. Also there is no AMG version for the wagon.
When stomping the gas while standing still, a slight lag can be expected, as if the energy required to get the 4,213 pounds moving is spooling up. But once the wheels start turning, only its fine tuned brakes can stop this car. The handling has an excellent feel to it, due to the self-leveling AIRMATIC rear suspension. This system comes as standard equipment, enhancing drive quality throughout the different passenger and cargo loads.
About the interior, being a Mercedes-Benz would be enough said. The environment is particularly pleasing, dressed in an elegant two tone, punctuated by a combination of leather and polished wood. Displaying a seven-inch infotainment screen, 14-way power front seats and nine airbags, the cabin is comfortable and enjoyable.
Let’s not forget the cargo area, managed by a power lift-gate (as standard feature), with a volume of 35 cubic feet behind the second row and an impressive 69 with the rear seats folded flat. No matter what the cargo, the Mercedes E-class wagon offers some way of holding it still during high-speed corners, making use of plenty tie-down hooks and cargo nets.
For estate enthusiasts, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 wagon is a wonderful choice so go ahead and test drive one. Don’t worry, the price is as for a Mercedes, starting from $56,200. Enjoy your ride!