Date registered: May 2017
Vehicle: W211 2005 E500 4-Matic Estate/Wagon & W212 E350 2012 4-Matic Estate/Wagon
Location: S.E. PA
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We went to the Philly Auto show last weekend just to look at the new 2019 E450 Wagon. It was a deep metallic blue beauty, but locked up like Fort Knox. So we asked the MB sales Rep to unlock the car so we could have a look see inside. He had to consult the head honcho and it was like they reluctantly agreed to let us in. They had two sales reps guard the doors while my wife and I sat inside pushing buttons. No one else was allowed inside and when were done they carefully inspected the interior to see if we left anything on the seats or rugs...freaky. Then locked it up again and walked away.
Mind you this was a new car show with countless new Mercedes all around fully open for all to jump in and out of. I'm guessing that the vehicle was sold? That doesn't make any sense as I thought these were MB fleet vehicles?
Anyway I at least planted the seed for my wife to be slightly interested in a car payment on a newer E-Class wagon. It is a bit of a bummer that they only offer a V-8 in the AMG. But the Twin turbo V-6 has claimed similar power ratings. I wonder how the turbo lag is and if we would be disappointed going an E-500 to the E-450.
I think there will be more folks checking in here from time to time, like me, that are looking to upgrade. Thanks.