It seems that there is nothing more practical and classy than a Mercedes wagon. Is this a modern way to see things? Maybe not for sports car lovers or truck hardcore enthusiast, but at Up and Coming Cars we genuinely think that the German wagons that are now dominating the market are truly elegant.
In the case of the E-class wagons, there is a huge hype. In fact, these models are really fine, being their main market people with some purchasing power. They provide comfort, practicability, and plenty of stylish luxury. We cannot expect another thing from Mercedes-Benz or the E-class, of course.
Now, with the 2017 E400 Wagon, the German carmaker is planning to dominate a massive market where wagons are quite extinct: the United States. This can be a relevant reason to make incredible improvements to the model for this upcoming year.
Specs and Mechanical Details
Its polite appearance as a wagon does not take the word “power” away from its vocabulary. Indeed, the 2017 E400 Wagon will be quite powerful, with an engine big enough to make us thrill. The powerplant onboard is going to be a twin-turbocharged intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-litre V6.
This piece of engineering will develop up to 329 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 354 lb-ft of maximum torque at 1600 rpm. Along with this engine, the E400 will sport a 9-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. The driving modes were made to deliver an exciting experience, focused on speed and sportiness.
The whole setup takes its estimated 4500 pounds of curb weight from zero to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. While it supposed to be a luxury wagon, the 2017 E400 Wagon will have enough power to beat some mid-end sports cars in a drag race. The top speed will be limited to 130 mph (209 km/h). 4MATIC AWD system will come as standard.
Even when this 2017 represent a notable increase in power, Mercedes-Benz will offer the Acoustic Comfort package as optional, which basically consists of a laminated glass to reduce engine noises. We suppose that if someone buys this wagon, he or she will want to hear that roar.
Luxury and Sport
The 2017 E400 Wagon will hit the market in two relevant versions: Luxury and Sport. The differences are going to be the expected. We get bigger 18-inch wheels, sporty suspension, and one type of front grille with the Sport version, while 17-inch deluxe wheels, a more appropriate suspension, and an alternative design for the grille with the Luxury version.
Of course, there are many other significant difference between both versions. Other accessories that aren’t cheap will be available as options. These expensive extras will join the many features we get as standards, just like the tech inside the cabin.
Regarding the degree of comfort and luxury inside, we can say that it is going to be really abundant. If we compare the 2017 E400 Wagon with its closer rivals in the wagon segment, is the Mercedes-Benz model the one that exceeds in lavishness. While this is a big point in its favor, it makes the E400 more expensive as well.
The Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon is a car that wants to steal the clients from other segments, having enough resources to accomplish so. This is a magnificent wagon, no matter from where you are seeing it.
The base price will start at US$60,825.