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I love this car. Mine is silver colored, inside is dark grey leather and the dashboard has wooden panelling. It's sheer elegance. The driving comfort is superb, the automatic gear is superb, even in the mountains it reacts fast.
There are two downsides: it has rear wheel drive, which is not ideal in snowy Switzerland, even with winter tires it skids on slush. And it does have its little issues from time to time - something I had not expected from Mercedez-Benz.