2022 Mercedes-Benz E300de First Drive: Diesel Plug-In Wagon Unicorn

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2022 Mercedes-Benz E300de First Drive: Diesel Plug-In Wagon Unicorn

Station wagons are hard to find in America. Of the more than 120 car nameplates sold here, just nine are available with a long roof. Plug-in hybrid station wagons are even harder to find. (In case you’re wondering, there are just two: Volvo’s V90 Recharge and V60 Recharge wagons.) A wagon that’s a plug-in hybrid and whose internal combustion engine is a diesel? It doesn’t exist. Well, certainly not here in the U.S. But Europeans can buy one. Meet the Mercedes-Benz E300de Wagon.

The long-roof E-Class has been one of the few wagons sold in America with any degree of consistency, and over the years it has built up a small but loyal following. Solid, smooth, discreetly upscale, and roomy enough to haul the family and their stuff out of town for a week in the Hamptons, the E-Class wagon boasted some of the wealthiest owners of any car in America before premium SUVs were a thing.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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