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About one out of every two E-Classes sold in Germany is a wagon, but in the US, they're much less common.

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Auto-leveling air suspension is standard, and helps when you load down the rear end with kids and cargo. It can also firm up for sportier driving.

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The author thinks the wagon looks better than the sedan from this rear three-quarter vantage. How about you?

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Note the stereo camera at the top dead center of the windshield. It's the key to much of the E400's semi-autonomous capabilities.

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A wide hatch and a low floor makes loading objects easier than in most crossovers and SUVs.

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If there's a more luxurious or tech-forward interior in the midsize luxury segment, we don't know about it.

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Fit and finish are excellent, as is the range of available interior seat and trim colors and materials.

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While these are not sport seats, they're plenty supportive for 99 percent of driving.

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One of two 12.3-inch widescreen displays, this one is used as a configurable gauge cluster.

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Here's the bird's-eye view from the navigation system. If you get in closer, you'll see building outlines in cities and a lot more detail.

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Having such a wide center display enables a significant amount of on-screen real estate to two totally different functions. In this case, that's the navigation map and what's playing on the stereo.

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This front end, with its large air intakes and pie-plate-size Mercedes star emblem in the grille is the Sport trim. Also available is the Luxury trim, which features a traditional hood ornament and a more conventional radiator grille insert.

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245/35 R20-size Pirelli P Zero tires would be oversized and overkill for the Autobahn-free US, so expect smaller all-season tires as standard equipment.

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Look closely and you'll see some of the "stardust" detailing inside of the taillight lens. It shows up best when illuminated at night.

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Turn-signal repeaters are nicely integrated into the side mirrors.

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Prince-spec purple not for you? There are 63 other interior lighting colors to choose from.

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