If there’s one thing that American Audi enthusiasts bemoan, it’s the fact that we don’t get the all the top-spec performance models that the Europeans do, such as the RS4 Avant and the RS6 Avant sport wagons. Like many automakers selling cars in America, Audi would likely point out that we just don’t buy high performance wagon in significant quantities. They would likely also point out that the Audi RS7 is for sale in the US, has five doors, and is absurdly fast.
The E-Class sedan is a classically handsome vehicle. The wagon, with its extended roofline, curved rear windows, and a bumper that blends more integrally into the whole rear landscape of the vehicle, looks great. Taking in the E350 wagon, I don’t get the feeling that this is the humble grocery-getter that wagons have come across as for many years. I think—and the E wagon supports my case—that this notion is obsolete.