Diesel Benz· Registered
223.168 & 213.050 & 906.633
I think this topic has been discussed 6 months ago already. The manual gear box car of course comes with a stick at the centre console. Smaller engines with auto box also have the stick at the centre console (722.6 tranny) but V6 and bigger engines have the steering column selector like 221 (with the 722.9 tranny).So here are some official pix.... Apparently over there, you can get e-class in stick. as you'll notice there is base, then there is Elegance (Luxury in the states), and then AVANTGARDE (sport in the states).... This is the Sedan Version.
If the 250 CDI (as a Bluetec) would be released to the US, it should come with the traditional gear stick.
By the way, the base model is called "Classic".