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Old 02-28-2014, 10:25 PM
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E class vs S class comparison

My wife loves my new 2014 S class but she thinks its 'too big'. Could I configure an e class to be the 'same'?


What would I/she lose or for that matter gain?


Thanks to all in advance
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Build a S class and then build an E class you will have your answer... its that easy. Happy Hunting!
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Actually, its not that easy. There are plenty of features not called out in the build your own site.


For example, I don't think the e class has rear side airbags. It's that kind of detail I'm looking for and your facile answer didn't help.
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Sorry buddy, I didnt respond to your "facile" question with a detailed answer because I forgot to read your mind.
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Actually, its not that easy. There are plenty of features not called out in the build your own site.


For example, I don't think the e class has rear side airbags. It's that kind of detail I'm looking for and your facile answer didn't help.
My 2010 E550 has side air bags in the rear so I think the new models have it too.
But what is a big difference between S and E class is how they handle the road noise. E- class is like one cheap car compared to S- class in that category. Huge difference.
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I was able to order rear air bags for my E off the dealer order guide. Look for the 298 Rear Side Airbags (SPC). Never depend ONLY on the MBUSA site, start there but involve a dealer for the unpublished goodies and other options.
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It's big and S Classes are longer than present day's so called modern Cadillacs ,however you would not feel how big it is when making U turns , maneuvers this is what counts in tight corners .
Not to mention overall comfort level of W222 that dwarfs W212's

W212s , however, not a small car by any measurements but MB engineers did another excellent job by making it feel like a compact sedan car .You would be pampered when you are on the tightest parking lots lol

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When I was shopping for my E, one dealer had a S that they were very motivated to sell. It seemed quite nice, but what kept going through my head was "how am I going to park this thing!"
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If price doesn't matter, look at the S short wheelbase. You get all the luxury of the S in a e class size.

V8 will no longer be available in the E starting this fall and it's too late to order a 14 model.You may also want to consider the CLS, sportier than the E but it is not as luxurious as the S.
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If price doesn't matter, look at the S short wheelbase. You get all the luxury of the S in a e class size. V8 will no longer be available in the E starting this fall and it's too late to order a 14 model.You may also want to consider the CLS, sportier than the E but it is not as luxurious as the S.
Isn't the S class only available in long wheel base model? Or is that only in the U.S?
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Isn't the S class only available in long wheel base model? Or is that only in the U.S?
Only in the U.S....other countries get SWB and LWB S-classes.
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Only in the U.S....other countries get SWB and LWB S-classes.
Is there any particular reason why the US doesn't get the SWB, and only the LWB?
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congrats on the W222 OP, what a car!
feel free to share some pictures
my 222 should arrive at the end of the month or early April,
as to your question: either car would suit your Wife I'm sure....and the
dealer can answer many more questions about adding extra's to a build....


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Having had both, I can tell you that the ride of the S-Clas is vastly superior to the E. The S is also very nimble, and very easy to park. The E is more nimble still, but, not as refined in the area of noise control. The E feels tighter than the S, but the S simply coddles you.

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I have had many generations of E class. W211 - W212 - W210

and I have had one W221 and W220 S class.

And each and every time The S class simply coddles you. I'd take the S over the E if comfort is top priority. That being said, each time I step out of my C63 into the E, it feels world's apart. And the E vs S is close enough, but theres still a lot more refinement in teh S.
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