I wanted the performance of an 8 cylinder at the cost of a six and found it with the E320 CDI. Fantastic appearance and acceleration. Not crazy about Mercedes service. Warranty work seems hard to get unless their computer shows a fault even though mechanic diagnosed problem during test drive. The car "bucks" briefly when pulling out from a stop.
Exterior styling and power. Nice wheels for standard equipment.
Make wood steering wheel standard. Transmission not always smooth. Mercedes service quality has been spotty. Please, no more plastic exterior parts.