2006 E320 CDI
By Roy I. on
Vehicle2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)
ReviewI did a lot of research and realized that the I-6 CDI motor was one for the ages. Iron block, naturally balanced, dependable and durable. I had to purchase a "pre-owned" 2006 since I live in the great state of California. I arrived and I could not be happier. My father has owned many MB cars over the years, this CDI is as close to a perfect car as he and I can imagine. It is the perfect size, seats 5, it has outstanding acceleration and curising speed capability and I got 35 MPG over a 226 mile trip (including several acceleration runs). On that 226 mile trip I used just a smidge over 1/4 of the tank. The range left is 400 miles. I am looking forward to this car for years to come.
Best FeaturesI love the smooth and effortless engine, the acceleration and especially the MPG. The ride is solid with no wind noise whatsoever (.27 cd!). I simply laugh at the hybrids who will face major $$ when their batteries need to be replaced. I will be long gone on my way to 300k miles of MB driving.
Worst FeaturesThe only minor thing I can think of is that the accelerator takes some getting used to. The electronic throttle control is not like the old cable throttle and there is a learning curve for the driver.
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