Not Crossing Over

From Honda to BMW, the handbook on wagon styling evidently calls for anything but a wagon Ч which leads to sleek, quasi-crossover profiles that lead to minimal cargo room and even worse blind spots. Good news: Mercedes ignored that trend. Like its predecessor, the E350 wagon looks like a proper family-hauler, complete with a flat roofline, large rear windows and a massive tail. Bumper to bumper, the wagon is about an inch longer than the sedan Ч and 4.5 inches longer than Mercedes' M-Class SUV.

A year in, the E-Class' newly angular quad headlights have worn well, though the standard quad fog lights look out of place, and cheesy. Upgrade to the E-Class' optional xenon headlights, and a strip of LEDs replace the fog lights. Much better.

    See also:

    Hazard warning lamps
    Hazard warning lamps The hazard warning lamps automatically switch on if: Х an air bag is deployed. Х the vehicle is slowed down severely from a speed of over 45 mph (70 km/h) and comes to a ha ...

    Installing/removing the combined cargo cover and net
    You can reach the combined cargo cover and net to install and remove it from the cargo compartment and, with the seat backrest folded forwards, from the left-hand rear door. Х► Make sure ...

    Change of address or change of ownership
    In the event of a change of address, please send us the "Change of Address Notice" found in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or simply call the Mercedes-Benz Customer As ...