Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
For nearly six decades the mid-size sedan has been the mainstay of the Mercedes-Benz car lineup. Known as the E-Class since 1994, the ninth generation of that platform debuted a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show and is currently available in North America in four door sedan, two door coupe and convertible body styles.
On its home turf in Europe the E-Class, like other many other German cars that are exported to the U.S. is available with a wide range of four, six and eight cylinder engines. Over the course of its history the E-Class has built a reputation for ruggedness and reliability which has made it the the equivalent of the Ford Crown Victoria for German taxi drivers and police. Here in the U.S. tough emissions rules and even tougher currency exchange rates mean that we only get the more premium editions of Mercedes models with a more limited V6 and V8 engine lineup.
We had the chance to spend a week with a 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic. Read on to see if this is just an expensive cab or something worthy of the three pointed star.
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