• Aug 11th 2009 at 2:30PM
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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - click above image for high-res gallery

Wagons, wagons everywhere! Just yesterday there were rumors that Acura is tinkering with the idea of a TSX Wagon. Today, none other than the Gray Lady reports that Mercedes-Benz is planning on bringing an E-Class wagon to the U.S. Dubbed the E350 4MATIC Wagon, the potent people mover will sport a 268 hp 3.5-liter V6, Mercedes excellent seven-speed autobox and all-wheel drive. The E350 Wagon should reach our shores by June of 2010 as a 2011 model.

No word on price, but as the E-Class sedan starts at $52,00, expect the wagon to cost more. Same goes for mileage: the sedan gets 16/24 mpg so the slightly heavier AWD wagon should do a bit worse. Over in Europe-land the E-Class wagons get all sorts of different engines ranging from teeny turbo gas engines to bigger boosted diesels. Not here. In fact, we're not even getting a BlueTec diesel wagon. But you can bet your pinks that we'll be getting an AMG E63 wagon, so you can sleep soundly tonight.

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[Source: NYTimes.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wooooooooooo!! Bring on the wagons!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lovely. This is how you do an upscale wagon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its pretty good. The A6 Avant is a better value, but this is a good car. I like the 5 series wagon the least among the three.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, for such a small market, lots of automakers are releasing wagons.

      I guess the market is growing since big SUV's are now apparently a thing of the past....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do they sell a Mercedes wagon in the States now? I swear I saw one the other day, and it looked very similar to this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They did. For the 2009 model year, they sold the E350 4Matic wagon, and the E63 wagon. For the 2010 model year, they are only selling the E-series sedans.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it me, or is the 16/24 fuel mileage just horrendous for a new "car" with a V-6 and a 7-speed.

      A big Dodge Charger with a 5.7L V-8 and a 5-speed auto gets 16/25. Even the SOHC V-6 and the 4-speed in the Charger gets 17/25.

      So much for MB engineering...
        • 6 Years Ago
        One of the perks of being a luxury marque like MB is that CAFE doesn't matter. When they don't meet it, which is to say always, they just pay the fine. On a $60K vanity nobody is going to notice one more federal tax priced in. The import loving press surely won't call them on it either.

        As a result they are able to tune their cars for real world drivability - instant throttle response, willing downshifts, performance gearing, etc - instead of for squeezing out the highest possible scores on the EPA treadmill test.

        The elephant in the room is that the tricks to game the EPA test don't really show up on real roads. Program a transmission to not kick down and real live drivers will just press the pedal harder.

        Consumer Reports is the only place to go for real world fuel economy testing. They got the same mileage out of the "17/24" E350 as the "19/29" Honda Accord V6.

        Along the same lines, they achieved the same mileage with the "14/21" S550 as the "16/25" Dodge Charger RT.

        The short of it is that EPA treadmill scores aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome. I've been seeing a lot more of the wagon model from 2 generations ago in my area.
      I do hope that we get more than one engine though: wagon versions of the E350, E550, and AMG E63 at the very least!
      • 6 Years Ago
      man, I SAW one of these in Loveland, Colorado last friday on Illinois MFG plates.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love the new E series in all its forms (coupe, sedan and now this wagon).

      The wagon looks luxurious and the price is reasonable (for a Mercedes)
      I will take mine with V8 and 4Matic for Northeast winter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Only $52 for the new E-Class! That's some pretty serious cost cutting!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sensing that the Dodge Magnum will have an afterlife in Germany...Everytime an engine revs a dead model gets a new badge!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is what I like to see. Wagons and hatchbacks all the way! The sooner we embrace them the better. It gives me good hopes that Honda will bring the Type-R over here :)
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