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For decades, Mercedes-Benz has been known around the globe for developing high-end luxury vehicles. For good reason, KBB considers the E 350 to be the reigning champion of its class. The car’s trademark styling and strong performance make it hard to overlook. Even the base model comes loaded with a wealth of upscale features. Furthermore, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 offers several innovative safety technologies.
If you are seeking a premium sedan that offers solid fuel efficiency, take a good look at the E 350 Luxury model. Meanwhile, the E 350 Sport version offers an enhanced level of driving excitement. Let’s see how these two E 350 models compare to each other.
Both the E 350 Luxury and the E 350 Sport come equipped with the same potent engine. You will always have more than enough power on tap. The punchy 3.5-liter engine develops a stout 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Edmunds describes the engine’s overall performance as being strong and smooth. The new E 350 takes only 5.8 seconds to hit 60 mph. Despite the sedan’s surplus of power, the engine has been optimized so that you can enjoy an impressive 29 mpg on the highway. While the Mercedes-Benz E 350 Luxury’s suspension is tuned for the ultimate comfort, the E 350 Sport’s suspension is designed to enhance handling. A traction-enhancing 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive system is available on both models.
From an appearance standpoint, the E 350 refined styling has made it one of the most attractive cars in its segment. The sedan’s muscular body lines give it a sturdy appearance. As always, a classic Mercedes-Benz emblem is neatly positioned along the front of the hood. LED headlights and taillights come standard. Twin exhaust tips sit below the rear bumper. Some of the tempting paint colors include Indigo Blue, Diamond White, and Mocha Black. Although these two models feature similar styling cues, there are a few noticeable differences. To give the E 350 Sport a more aggressive look, it has been equipped with a sportier two-bar grille. You will also notice the different wheel designs. On the inside, a three-spoke steering wheel and aluminum pedals give the E 350 Sport a race-inspired appearance. Meanwhile, the E 350 Luxury maintains a refined and classy character.
Safety is among the top concerns for the drivers who are shopping for a new luxury sedan. Fortunately, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 comes loaded with a lot of safety technology. It was chosen as a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest rating given by the IIHS. Like the E 350 Luxury, the E 350 Sport comes standard with a drowsiness monitor known as ATTENTION ASSIST®. This innovative feature keeps sleepy drivers from suddenly falling asleep while at the wheel. Anmbrace® emergency communications system also comes standard. Some of the optional driving aids include blind-spot monitoring, automatic braking technology, and lane departure warning.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 is widely considered to be the top luxury sedan in its class. While the E 350 Luxury focuses on providing a luxurious driving experience, the E 350 Sport looks and performs like a true sports sedan. To see which version of the new E 350 captures your heart, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Florence to take a test drive.