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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Diesels



  • vl39vl39 Posts: 14
    I opted for the 2006 because the in-line six is a proven engine. I am concerned about the V6 diesel. The V6 balancing requires counter balancing(all V6)and there have been some problems with the gasoline V6. Given the much higher compression ratio for the diesel which leads to bigger loads, will the aluminum V6 hold up?

    I would like to have the lighting package on the 2007, but I don't care for the more aggressive front end.
  • oldtaroldtar Posts: 1
    Does anyone know if the no-cost sports option will be available in the 2007 CDI MB?
  • cctdicctdi Posts: 82
    The catalogs which sent to the dealers by MBUSA just got to the dealership today; the long expecting diesel engine data are not as good as I would expect, for the E320 Bluetec, the engine has aluminum cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder sleeves, it gives 208 hp @3800 rpm and 388lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm, with curb weight of 3860 lb, 0-60 at 6.6(same as the inline six), for ML 320 CDI, the engine has the cast-iron cylinder block, aluminum crank case with cast-in grey iron liners, aluminum-alloy heads, the hp is 215 not 221 @3800rpm and 398 lb-ft @ 1400-2800rpm, with curb weight of 4817 lb, 0-60 at 8 seconds, both of engines require the ULSD fuel which is allowable with 5% biodiesel.
  • cctdicctdi Posts: 82
    According to the 07 E-Class catalog the sport Package is not available for E320(should be E300) Bluetec and E63AMG.
  • dc661dc661 Posts: 71
    BLUETEC diesel fails to meet 50-state emissions requirement

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  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    I'm not sure why this is coming up now, it has been common knowledge that the Bluetecs won't be sold in those 5 five states until the EPA approves Adblue (urea) injection.

  • cctdicctdi Posts: 82
    With a specialized set of filters and catalytic converters the Bluetec is not tec enough to be blue; on the other hand, the ML320 CDI with no such things mentioned in the MBUSA new catalog has a different set up of the identical engine which puts out more hp and ft(215, 398)looks more attractive! I wish would be the otherway around.
  • How much did your MB Extended Warranty cost?Am at 40,000 miles and am going to buy the MB extended warranty. But I've heard the cost varies widely from dealer to dealer. Can anyone share with me what yuo paid and when it was purchased? WOuld your dealer allow me to buy it from them? Or is there a truly reputable and cost effective alternative?

  • What if you are a CA resident who buys, registers and drives the vehicle in another state for a year, then wants to transfer registration to CA? Thanks.
  • Has anybody done this?
  • eliaselias Posts: 1,900
    benzodiesel, yes, i understand that is a workable technique. you can transfer the reg to cali after the car has 7500 miles. you will need to use a valid address in the non-cali state. and be sure to let your insurance company know where the car is *really* garaged/parked most nights, wink wink nudge nudge say no more.
  • eliaselias Posts: 1,900
    greezykid1, i haven't done it but i understand that the AMG wheels for the same chassis are 17s. i think there is a guy on tdiclub who has done it, not sure if he used AMG wheels or got some properly sized/offset/lug-pattern aftermarket wheels.
    fwiw, there might be an mpg cost to swapping 16s for 17s, especially since "kids nowadays" like to go for wider and/or softer tires too. check the AMG17" tire size available on the most recent E55 - sticking with that size should ensure that the tires don't scrape the wheel-wells when you are doing opposite-lock countersteering after disabling the stability control. (actually i think in this car it is not possible to entirely disable the stability control, so forget about those drifting contests and opposite-lock countersteering, ok!?)
    also it wouldn't be a bad idea to verify your plan with your local Benz-certified Hans & Franz mechanics or service reps before shelling out $.
  • thought i read in one of the responses about winter driving a particular recommendation for type of winter tires. have looked through all of the responses and seem to have missed it. any help as to good recommendation for winter tires for the 2006 e320 cdi?. winter coming soon in my neighborhood and want to be prepared.-----henryb1
  • I just bought a new 06' e320 CDI and purchased a 1 yr/100K MB warranty for $1900 with $0 deductible.
  • You mean 10 yr?
  • todd53todd53 Posts: 47
    2006 E320 CDI
    -Premium Package
    -Sirius Radio
    -Iridium Silver (Metallic Paint)
    -MSRP listed on Window Sticker: $55,965

    With no negotiation on my part, dealer came back with a price of $50,500 + Tax, Title & License. Car still has shipping plastic on it and only 16 miles. Seems like a pretty reasonable deal to me, but please give me your feedback.

  • The last few cars I have bought "preowned" All 3 were MBs.

    4 months ago I bought a 2005 CDI. It had only 3500 miles and I have the original sticker for $64,000. It has EVERYTHING including panorama roof,dynamic vented front seats,parktronic,keyless go, full leather pkg, light pkg,electronic trunk,nav,HK sound system etc. Paid $48,000.

    18 months ago bought a SLK350 with only 1800 mi on it---90 days old. Almost 20% off sticker.

    Located both cars on the internet but did not buy until I actually saw the cars.Had to follow sites for 2-3 months until I found these cars.

    No more buying new from MB dealer for me. Together saved $25,000 off list on the 2 cars
  • nimhrodnimhrod Posts: 49
    My 2005 CDI has a water problem. Whenever it rains, the trunk lid ends up with water IN it. When I open and then close the lid I can hear and feel water rolling around and shifting in there. Plus the inside of the trunk is wet.

    Anyone else with this same problem?


    David - VA
  • I too own a 2005 E320 CDI and have no problems with water in the trunk.
  • 2006 CDI in South Fla and in all the summer rains the entire car remained dry as dust.
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