2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: Panzer

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 CDI 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl Turbodiesel 5A)


The CDI has become r fave car vs 300 hp CLK V8 coupe and ML SUV Roomy, comfortable almost 2 ton panzer should be safer in collision as mass & room inside to decelerate vitals before contacting int. surfaces. Get heated seats - great for sore back & xenons really lite your way. Trip computer reads 32.0 mpg 4 the last 16457 miles! I never reset it, but they do reset at the various required MB services (battery disconnected?) Torque is incredible, this is a 5 sp auto with inline 6 turbo, a bit of lag, but u get used to it. If you are looking for a diesel for your own homemade biofuel, get inline 6 as unlike the new V6 diesel (2007 and up) the MB mech says inline can run on it with mods. Has been very reliable

Best Features

Fold down rear seat option turns huge trunk to cavern, diesel pwr vs mpg, added black trunk spoiler to contrast with silver color and tie into black glass panoramic roof, got rid of hood gunsite for flat MB coupe emblem, and changed out chrome front grille for less grandpa look.

Worst Features

Center armrest uncomfortable, speed control stalk easily confused with turn signal/flash to pass stalk, sunshades need pullout extension for side window use, twin cupholder in center console useless if use for arm rest, nav needs download capability from Teleaid for on the road updates
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