Having previously driven various BMW and MB models over the past 20+ years, my 2008 Bluetec is the best yet. The astounding torque has to be experienced to be believed. Passing performance is rocket-like. Trips to gas stations have become far fewer. All of the wonderful features of the E Class are combined with the superb V6 diesel. Why would anyone looking to buy an new E Class (or a similar luxury sedan) not consider the amazing E320 Bluetec ?? If V8 power combined with 4 cylinder fuel economy doesn't make sense, then what does ?
Exceptional torque, superb 7 speed transmission, excellent interior and exterior design, first class MB engineering and build quality, comfort and safety features, accurate and quick steering, huge trunk, fold down rear seats, electronic trunk opener.
The NAV system could be improved. Overall, the current E Class W211 will be a hard act to follow. Recent spy shots of the next generation W212, expected as MY2010, reveal a successor that may not outshine the present car.