2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Prior to this car I owned 4 C-Classes (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011). Personally, I felt the C-Class was a good vehicle that came with a premium price tag because of the 3-point badges affixed to the hood and bumper. Unable to get my hands on a C-Class coupe w/ 4Matic I went with the 2013 E350 Sport 4-Matic (Black on Black, AMG Wheels, P2, and Pano-roof).
What a suprise. There is a clear line drawn in the sand between the C-Class and the E/S Classes. First, the E-Class is crafted with overall superior materials and attention to detail. Second, this car is fast, much faster than my last C300. At almost 4000lbs this car is a beast (0-60 approx 5.6). Last, its roomey inside like a Lincoln Town Car.
My favorite feature is everything. Everything about this car was considered and engineered to perfection.
I am normally not a fan of large vehicles, but the E-Class is a cut of beauty. It's long bold lines give the car an appearance of sportiness yet true refinement.
There's a reason this car has won best luxury vehicle four years running.
Currently, the E-class is the best value in the luxury market (look at the money factor and residual). Because of the new look of the 2014 E-Class you should be able to get the deal at invoice or below. If you are considering going with a C-Class, stop being cheap, cough up the extra $50 a month, and put yourself in this vehicle.