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Seattle Area Newbie with Questions

Hi Everyone!
I'm just about ready to move from my 1998 C-280 to a 2010 E350. I'm probably trying to make too much out of the decision but I have several questions:

1. I'm interested in the 4matic but wonder about the transmission being 5-speed vs 7 -speed. Is that a big deal? Any thoughts on this?

2. Sport package vs Luxury Package. It seems like the vast majority of cars on the lots are with sport packages and 18 inch wheels. I'm not a fan of the low profile tires particularly with the Mercedes disclaimer saying they wear much faster, ride harder, etc. As a result I'm looking at a luxury package. Is that a mistake?

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Regarding the luxury package vs sport, if you want a stiffer ride then sport, slightly softer then luxury.
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