When we seem at a car like the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC, which gets 12 mpg better than the gasoline model, we wonder what occur here. We definitely won’t grumble about any fuel savings, but 32 mpg on the highway is just 2 mpg additional than the V-6 gasoline edition.
We have a love-hate connection with rear-wheel drive. We love it on a racetrack and for the 8 months of the year we classically don’t get snow in Chicago. But as soon as that efficient white stuff hits, RWD becomes more difficult than practical. On the upside, we love the external styling. Plus, the interior alteration, safety features and ride are all excellent. We do, however, wish parking sensors were average in a $50K car.
The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC comes prepared with a 3.0-liter, V-6 turbodiesel, related to what you see in the diesel SUVs, and it distribute 210 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. While this is a proficient engine, putting it in a midsize car makes the E350 BlueTEC additional sporty than green. We like the extraordinary acceleration and sporty managing.
While the back seat is comfortable, we do have to ask if you really want drop milk and Cheerios on the floor back here. If the answer is yes, then believe that the trunk has only 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume and rear seats do not crease flat.
The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC is contented and fast, with a nice Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. This on a long convert from Chicago to Schaumburg is our idea of wretched fun. When you can break out into an unyielding straightaway, make sure to take your stomach with you.
Another hint that this isn’t quite a family vehicle: Rear side-impact airbags are possible. The Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC has 9 average airbags that focus on the driver and front passenger, Neck-Pro front head restraints, firmness control and tire pressure monitoring. Our preferred standard safety feature: Attention support, which monitors driving performance and can detect driver sleepiness.