You might question the $750 Palladium silver paint option, but on more than one occasion while driving the E350, someone commented on just how beautiful this particular shade of silver was. Strikingly luminous, I would say. And I'd have much rather paid for the paint than for the $5000-plus worth of optional nanny driver assists on the options list. Another worthy option: the Drive-Dynamic seat, which keeps you in your seat in turns and gives you a heated lumbar massage for five minutes or so.
- Jean Jennings, Editor-in-Chief