The 2014 E250 Bluetec 4matic has a vibration at higher speeds that sometimes goes away once the car finds the right gear.
I have 700 miles and the computer on the dash says I am getting 34.5mpg. The car gets over 40 mpg on the highway easily.
I bought the2014 E250 Bluetec for the fuel efficiency, the longevity, and it is the only E class they had that still has the 3 point star on the hood.
I have read all the horror stories about Mercedes Benz but at 700 miles I have not had a single problem. I think I will keep this one for a long time.
The cruise control is pretty neat. I have the base sound system and it is better than the Hamon Kardon imho.
The light cluster for the dome light and the moon roof have the Mercedes Benz version of On-star which are just in the way. Not sure why Mercedes Benz nickel and dimes you with Navigation and back up camera and XM radio being extras at this price point should be standard.
Soften the suspension on the Luxury models, the comfort suspension needs improvement. Not everyone wants to feel every bump in the road!
If you can, order the active multi contour driver's seat. It makes driving a real pleasure. The 40 plus mpg highway adds to the experience. Diesels are making quite a resurgence in the states, and for good reason.
The suspension on the Luxury truly provides a much smoother ride than the Sport model. I highly recommend it and, at a minimum, try to drive both before you buy. It is becoming more difficult to find this type of "your father's" luxury car ride. Look no farther than this automobile.
Buy one and enjoy the ride!
Active multi contour seat.
Harmon Kardon sound system.
Lane keeping assist.
Luxury model suspension.
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesel E250 Sport BlueTEC 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.1L 4cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
Just picked up a loaded, ordered spec 2014 E250. Selected this primarily for the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, diesel range and AWD. Cost not a particular concern. M-B USA definitely miss the point here for all their 'marketing prowess' - international versions have smarter equipment choices. As everyone notes: no power folding mirrors!? Forget the rest of the gizmos, not being able to fold in mirrors easily in NYC in a luxury is incredible. Tiny nav screen, no available rear heated seats, old fashioned Apple 32-pin connector on s new 2014 model).. c'mon how much are the bean-counters at M-B USA really saving here? Not a good first impression compared to my BMW Porsche or Range Rover.
Distronic Plus with Steering Assist plus AWD diesel - the only reasons to be in this car. Decent highway cruiser, which is all it is for me.
Power folding mirrors, larger nav screen, rear heated seats, lighted light switch symbols (duh!). Front end lacks distinct presence - could be a C, CLA, SLK whatever.