Monday, March 28, 2011

Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Avantgarde

IF there’s a more relaxed and versatile all-round family car than the Mercedes E-Class Estate then I’d like to know what it is.

I’m not sure how much of a priority console is for Mercedes-Benz designers but it feels like it’s the starting point for this car and pretty much everything revolves around it.

From the moment you sit in you feel relaxed and very at home. In fact the at home analogy is fairly accurate.

With the possible exemption of a Range Rover it’s the closest automotive experience I’ve had to sitting at home and relaxing in my living room.

The seats have the kind of adjustment controls you might wait for to find flying club class, to the point where I was still discovering what some of the buttons did after a week. I also liked the fact that you feel as if you’re sinking in to them yet they’re still extremely supportive.

At the risk of stating the understandable you actually have to wonder whether the E-Class Estate is just a little too comfortable for its own good – to the point where you’re in danger of nodding off at the wheel.

Perhaps with this in mind the designers have very gently come up with a range of gizmos that will prevent you doing so.

But on a serious note this safety technology is completely state-of-the art, all encompassing and actually very useful.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant work - I really love the designs and enjoyed reading your process. Thanks for sharing this. It's a great insight to what I am starting on at the moment too.
    All the best.
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