I recently leased a silver E350 4- matic with the Premium pkg 1 and AMG sport appearance package and boy was it a great all rounder.It has great looks(courtesy AMG package), adequate performance(0 -60 in ~6 secs), and mileage(17-18MPG City), Advanced Tech features such as Voice activated Navigation, IPOD interface, Rain sensing wipers. Also the multi information display is right in front of you on the speedo which is a nice feature since you don't have to take your eyes off the road. I live in Colorado and wanted the 4-matic and i think that was a good decision. We had a couple of snow (spring)storms here and AWD worked just fine.The trick is to use the "C" setting for the transmission.
Intuitive Voice Activated navi and controls,superior build quality inside out,Prestige factor,Pleasing interiors,Good AWD,sport and comfort setting for Auto,MPG,(Relative)Good value for money and great lease deal.Good Comfort and great convenience features.
Handline could be better(feels front heavy while cornering). Could use more gears for AWD,Keyless Go should be part of STD or P1 and so is Bi-xenon headlamps for this price. Rear seats could use more thigh support.Shift paddles could use more feel(doesn't up shift when you ask it to). ground clearance