The Mercedes-Benz E350 is a comfortable, quiet and luxurious sedan, with a well-finished interior, comfortable seats and a substantial feel. We tested gasoline- and diesel-powered versions. Both deliver punchy performance with capable handling. Two trim packages are offered, Luxury and Sport; we purchased one of each.
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Road Test

The Mercedes-Benz E350 is a comfortable, quiet and luxurious sedan, with a well-finished interior, comfortable seats and a substantial feel. We tested gasoline- and diesel-powered versions. Both deliver punchy performance with capable handling. Two trim packages are offered, Luxury and Sport; we purchased one of each. Our gas-powered model was equipped with the Sport package, which provides a sport-tuned suspension, larger 18-inch wheels and a number of cosmetic changes. Our diesel-powered BlueTec model, which had the traditional Luxury package, provided a more comfortable ride and surprisingly, better steering feedback. The diesel model also returned considerably better fuel economy, but at a cost of some noticeable engine noise at low speeds. Some controls on both models are more complicated than need be. A 302-hp, direct injection, 3.5-liter V6 was introduced for 2012.

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Both common engine choices -- the BlueTec diesel and the 3.5-liter gasoline-powered V6 -- are fantastic. You just need to ask yourself: are you a turtle (not quick, but someone who values efficiency and endurance) or are you a hare who craves speed? You'll probably want the 4Matic all-wheel-dri...
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