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Vehicle2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 BLUETEC 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
ReviewI love cars and the Bluetec is fun to own. Diesel power is amazing, liked the pull/torque better than the 350 gasser. Smooth and quiet. Not a handling machine, but this is a lux cruiser, not a sports car. 7-speed trans is great with the diesel's short power band, but it's a little jerky when cold. Smaller brakes than the 350 with larger wheels, but same tested stopping distance. Styling is subdued and refined, so I'll like how it looks for the long haul. HK sound system is really good. Nav works well, updates quickly, but a pain to enter addresses.
Best FeaturesV6 diesel power, styling, comfort, quiet, mileage.
Worst FeaturesCenter console is not the most comfortable for my right elbow, wish the pad was wider. Sun visors should be vinyl, not cloth that gets dirty. While I'm used to it now, the cruise control stalk should be further from the blinker. Wish there had been a stand-alone xenon option.
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