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Newb questions about E class.

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by ledfree, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ledfree

    ledfree New Member

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    Hello everyone.:smile:

    I am in the middle of researching for a new (to me) car. And I have narrowed it down to two candidates. Either a BMW 5 series:shock: or a E class.:cool: In particular either a E280 or E320 (MY 2005/2006ish), both diesel powered.

    What I would like to know is there anything to look out for, or avoid?

    Thanks in advance for any response.:)
     
  2. Made_in_Stuttgart

    Made_in_Stuttgart Senior Member

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    If you go for an E-Class, I'd say go for the 320 CDI post facelift, ie late 2006 onwards. I've got a 56 plate and it's magnificent.

    Pre facelift models are riddled with electrical glitches, which I believe were eliminated as part of the revision.

    Best of luck!
     
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    E320cdi. These early V6s can be trouble. The newer the better as the later engines did get revisions over the earlier ones. I had a lot of problems with a Nov 2005 E320cdi.
     
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    Cheers guys for the responses. :)

    I must admit I would prefer the 320cdi, you can't beat a bit more power.;-)

    I take it there is no E280cdi love then?
     
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    The 280cdi is a fine car, but the 320cdi uses no more fuel and goes faster
     
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    In that short sentence you answered your own question.

    There's loads around so you can afford to be spec fussy - good luck.
     
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    I'm selling my E280cdi Sport, had it 3 years, and its been a stonking car. My brother had a 320cdi CLS and we could hardly tell the difference in power between the two.
     
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    Glad this has been posted, Im in the same predicament! But Im also going to ask:

    Im I right in thinking a 2005 320 is the straight 6 engine and a face lift 06 is a V6 engine?

    Also want to add...is the E220 any good? Not really too fussed about power as I mainly do motorway miles, but as an 'all rounder', any good?
     
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    re a class

    hi might be thinking of selling my 220cdi est 2005 75000 miles let me know if intrested on e mail address colin1417@yahoo.co.uk cheers
     
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    The E220cdi is awesome. I had one and it never gave trouble and landed me 2 speeding tickets in six months, they don't go slow.
     
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    Oct 06 was the facelift IIRC, I had a Dec 06 E320CDI and it was great, you even get a spare wheel :) and you don't get Dame Edna Everage rear lights :) :)
     
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    Facelift was June 2006, particularly important if you're going for a 220CDI as that moved from 150PS/340Nm to 170PS/400Nm.
     
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    E220 was a 2008 so no worries there.
     

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