If I’m asked to name the first word that comes to my mind when you say luxury cars I’ve to admit that it’s got to be Mercedes Benz without any second thought. The E-Class series of Mercedes Benz is the range of luxury sedan which has few variants under its banner of which E350 Mercedes is a popular and preferred one. Available in the diesel and petrol varieties this model sports a different horsepower rating for the two and also has few optional choices those vary accordingly. Mercedes is more of a statement than just a brand of car and E350 Mercedes resonate that standard quite perfectly with its designs.
Powered with an ultra powerful V6 engine and a 7G-Tronic automatic gear transmission system that too with a touch shift mechanism E350 Mercedes also has a direct control speed sensitive hydraulic enabled steering that helps to ease the driver’s comfort and the top end petrol variant also sports few extra features like Coil springs, twin tube gas filled with SDD suspension etc. The look and the design of the new E350 is a balanced match between the traditional classy Mercedes looks and a new sturdy sleek angular aggressive look.
The interiors of the E350 Mercedes are no less and have included few features from the S-Class range too. A dual colored instrument panel and the seat and door leathers in two shades of beige and a touch of black make the interior warm yet catchy. The required buttons and knobs and switches are very ergonomically designed without looking cluttered and even the 4 spoke steering wheel with twelve buttons on it doesn’t look clustered. The instrument panel is well informative and comprises of five white backlit dials with a central digital display which gives you all the necessary information both basic and arbitrary like the current engaged gear position, transmission mode, ambient temperature etc. The sound system is also of a different league with undistorted sound even in loudest of volumes.
The technical specifications of the new E350 Mercedes are also mind blowing with a 24 valve 3498cc V6 direct injection engine that produces 272BHP and a maximum torque of 355Nm at 4500 rpm. The engine is peppy and it sounds awesome at higher revs too while you race it from 0 to 100kmph in only 8.5 seconds!
For the diesel Bluetec model the engine is a little low on performance if compared to the petrol one but is a top of the line engine when you compare with other diesel ones. It being a 2987cc engine gives a healthy 228bhp @ 3400rpm and a 540Nm torque.
With a fuel tank capacity of 80litres these 3.5litre engines of E350 power the wheels by a 7 speed transmission gear system and come with an optional all-wheel drive too.
Overall, the new E350 Mercedes is almost a mini S-Class when it comes to features and design and comfort but in a comfortable budget and is a perfect start to your luxury sedan fleet.