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The redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon is here! This is the first one to arrive at Atlanta Classic Cars and I stalked it coming off of the transporter. I have always been a big wagon fan! I am so glad that Mercedes-Benz continues to bring them to the US, even though it is a bit of a niche vehicle! This version has a little bit of a shooting brake profile, don’t you think? Very sporty!
The vehicle has not even been unwrapped! The interior is exactly the same as the E-Sedan (except for the third-row seat). It has a great sweep across the dash and feels very spacious. This particular vehicle has the Macchiato Beige/Black Leather and Burl Walnut wood trim. Classic Wagon!
It just so happens that I was checking in a 2016 E350 wagon for a CPO inspection at the same time and had a chance to park them next to each other. The headlamp shape and lower bumper louvers are the most obvious difference from the front of the car. The 2018 wagon is still available in the Luxury (Elegance) trim. That version would have the stand up star and slatted grille. I have one of those on the way too!
From the rear of the vehicle the tail lamp shape is an easy tell. The 2018 also slopes off quite a bit more. That’s where the shooting brake profile comes in. The third row seat is small but still there! It is the perfect size for seven to ten year olds. They need to be big enough be out of a car seat but under five feet tall. That’s my official opinion.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class started arriving earlier this year but we’ve only been getting the “normal” configurations. These are good looking cars…but we all know what Burl Walnut Wood looks like! Some of the ordered cars have recently started to arrive with exciting colors and options!
This Mercedes-AMG E43 features a new trim – the designo (say duh-zin-yo) Magnolia Flowing Lines Trim with the Macchiato Beige Leather. What a beauty! I have seen the flowing lines trim in the S-Class before and it really compliments the sweeping lines of the dashboard. It also looks like art deco furniture detailing to me and I love it! The Flowing Lines look is also available in Piano Black rather than the Magnolia which would be incredibly dramatic!
The Macchiato Leather is lighter than Silk Beige but not as light as Porcelain. Having it paired with the dark carpet is a life saver in the maintenance department! I often kick the bottom of the door with my shoes as I exit the vehicle and a light door is my nemesis. This is a good combination of light seats with black accents.
The center console in the 2017 E-Class will always be the high gloss piano lacquer. That is the area from the central command controller, around the cupholders, up to the air conditioning controls. If you like your interior more matchy-matchy then the Paino Lacquer Flowing Lines would be the way to go! Also, you will need a small microfiber cloth to keep the center console dust free.
Look at that detail! You can see the wood grain of the Magnolia and every perfect join on the Flowing Lines. I can’t tell what material the Flowing Lines are made of. Is it metal? Wood? Plastic? Maybe someone out there knows? Please do e-mail me if you know!
Try something different with your next order! The designo Flowing Lines Wood trim would be an attractive addition to any new Mercedes-Benz!
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Now, let’s see the cabriolet!
We’ll see it all in 4 days!
The 2017 E43 AMG stopped by for training this week! It is scheduled for release in the US November, 2016. I can’t wait to take it for a spin!
The 2017 E300 is the first car in a few years with a different Homelink system. Here is what worked for me.
Step One: Hold one of the buttons on the bottom of the Mirror (1,2, or 3). Light flashes.
Step Two: At the same time, hold The Button You Want to Program on the remote. Light flashes quickly.
Now your mirror is programmed but you must teach the garage about it. (Love this guy!)
Step Four: Press and then release the button on the mirror that you programmed (1, 2, or 3). It might work! If not, press and release again. My garage works on the third try.
You did it! Nice work!
(Thanks to Chris in SC for helping me solve this mystery!)
In case you missed it, the 2017 E300 is now available on the MBUSA website to Build Your Own!
My favorite part is laying out the Premium Packages side-by-side to compare the components. So helpful!