To Buy ? 97 W210 E class 320 Petrol & MPG

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Seen a Tasty 1997 v6 320 Estate for sale and am tempted to go and view it I currently run a 1993 220 which is getting ragged and tired. I know it will not be economical but wondered whht MPG I would be likely to get.
Also what is the V6 Petrol Engine like ?
Anyone know which type of auto gearbox it will have being a 1997
Self levelling similar to the set up on the W124 ??
Obvious checks are the usual bodywork areas and Oil seals re wiring to ECU.
Anything else to watch for on these ???

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The engines are good, have the norm faults, crank sensors, air mass etc,

Self level shockers are dear when they leak,

Suspect it will have a 7225 box in it,

The biggest thing to look for is rust!!

And they like a set of drop links every once in a while!!
 

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it baffles me how you remember which box is fitted to which models and how you tell them apart without getting numbers off the box!
 

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it baffles me how you remember which box is fitted to which models and how you tell them apart without getting numbers off the box!

I reckon it's just a lucky guess. ;)
 
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Are the self level shockers prone to failure ? whats dear ?
just repaired the self level on the 124 £218 quid for the two spheres - dramatic improvement to the ride. Are they like the 124's ie rams pumped up from Hyd pump in Engine Bay via control module / sensor on rear axle?
 

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Just one query, wouldn't a 97 320 be a straight six and not a V6?
 

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Just one query, wouldn't a 97 320 be a straight six and not a V6?

The early 210 320s did use the straight six 104 engine for a couple/few years carried over from the 124 series cars.

This must be an early V6 model.

Retrograde step by Merc because they thought that emissions legislation was going to be more draconian sooner, and also they wanted a more compact engine for the lower sloping front end designs on their cars.

Time has really proved them wrong on both counts.

They have now gone back to 4 valve engines, done away with two spark plugs per cylinder and as far as the later cars styling, have come back to a more upright and higher grill/bonnet design for a more imposing look (and safety legislation).

Research showed that drivers of powerful cars like their cars to have thet look of menace when other drivers in cars in front of them look in their rear view mirrors, and they will often move over and so allow overtaking.

Audi were perhaps the initial masters with this 'bold' grill design.
 


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