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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#149 of 608 Re: V6 Diesel... [cctdi]
Jul 31, 2005 (1:53 pm)
The new V6 E320 CDI model will be a 2007 model. I doubt if we'll see a diesel wagon here, and the V8 E420 CDI is even less of a possibility. 4Matic has to wait until the new V6 hits the market because it won't fit with the current I6, so the 2007 model year is the earliest for 4Matic and a diesel. Mercedes is going to time the V6 diesel intro with the wide spread availability of cleaner diesel fuel which has to be in place by law by Sept 2006, so late 2006 is the earliest you'll see the new V6 CDI engine in the E, which will also get a facelift for 2007. The V6 models won't get any more power since both the V6 diesel and gas engines are new in the E350 and E320 CDI, only the V8 E500 will get a new engine, the 382hp V8 from the 2007 S500.
#150 of 608 Re: V6 Diesel... [merc1]
Jul 31, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Thank you so much for the detailed description of the E-Class. Since 01 I got an E320 wagon 4matic which I traded for 430 4matic sedan replaced by the bumpy 55, I sold it to Lexus for LS 430. The Tdi engines impressed me and stirred my desire for the new MB CDI engines. I am glad to know the new E500 V8. If there is no gas guzzler tax on this engine, I might be interested.
Jul 31, 2005 (7:20 pm)
According to the German MB site, the V6 TDI is actually a 3 litre engine (current I6 is 3.2 litres). Their E280 is also a 3 litre but producing 190 hp instead of 224 in E320.
#152 of 608 Electrically
Jul 31, 2005 (7:42 pm)
The '05's and newer MB's are 100% more reliable than prior models as during this time, MB launched a major campaign to attain JD's #1 spot in quality which cost the company $2Billion... they've just announced that they will abandon this goal, but nevertheless, the quality was dramatically improved since the 2002-3 production time.
#153 of 608 Re: 320 CDI oil filter [mcdubh]
Aug 01, 2005 (8:28 pm)
I am sure that you have found the filter by now. I have been trying to buy after market Mann 721/2x filters and all that seem to be available is Hengst. I've used them many times in my 92 Diesel, but am weary about the CDI. What do you think about the 13,000 interval of oil change? I've 14,000 on mine since Apr. 2004 and have changed it twice and feel guilty at that. The Diesel Dr. Booth says it's OK to run the Mobile 0-40 the 13,000. I've always changed my Diesels at 3,000 mi. How are you doing on mpg. I've averaged 38+ since new. My last fill-up was 41 mpg. and that was the old fashioned way.
#154 of 608 Re: Oil Change........ [mollymax]
Aug 01, 2005 (8:45 pm)
For a Diesel I agree on the long 13,000 mile oil change. I've changed mine twice in 14,000 and feel guilty at that. I've always done 3000 on all my Diesels. The filter has been available at my local dealer at around $13.00 with Mecedes Club Discount. After market only seems to have Hengst at about $11.44 plus shipping. The orgininal from MB are Mann # 721/2x. I feel about 6,000 would be a good place to change with Mobile 0-40.
#155 of 608 CDI options comments?
Aug 02, 2005 (10:11 pm)
I'm about to order my first ever new MBZ. I "accidentally" test drove a CDI about a year ago and have been trying to talk myself out of buying one ever since. Now that I've read this entire forum, I am truly hooked!
Currently driving an Audi A6 wagon, fully loaded. The thing I am most hooked on is Parktronic. I find I don't use the Nav so much- is cumbersome, although there have been a few times when it has been absolutely great to have. Am curious what people are thinking about the MBZ nav system: do you use it? One person mentioned the system had too many layers to easily enjoy. Others? Anyone using the Sirius satellite radio?
Also, my 4 day per week commute is 2 miles each way. Has me concerned. Thoughts? (I know, it SUCKS to only have a 5 minute drive to work in such a beautiful auto!!)
Does anyone else have strong pro or con feelings about the panorama roof? Upholstery color- does the lighter (stone) show dirt very quickly?
Thank you- I await your comments with anticipation!
#156 of 608 Re: CDI options comments? [blissful]
Aug 03, 2005 (6:39 am)
We appear to be on a similar boat. My commute is 4 miles each way and I am concerned that I won't be able to maximize the benefit of CDI. If you live in a cold climate, it might not be worth it since it could take a couple of minutes to warm up, making your commute 40% longer!!! Consider the E350. I still like the CDI.
Re: The NAV, I find it more difficult to use than the ones in Acura and Lexus. Nevertheless, I'd much prefer to have one. It's nice to just see where I am.
#157 of 608 Re: CDI options comments? [davidc1]
Aug 03, 2005 (9:11 pm)
Thanks for the input. Does the CDI really take time to warm up before initiating driving? I tend to just start the car and go- although I drive pretty gently when it is cold. Have gathered that it is easier on the car to drive it easily (as opposed to leadfooting it) when cold than let it sit at idle. Is this true for diesels also?
I live in Portland, OR, so climate is relatively mild, although can get just below freezing in winter for relatively short periods of time.
Perhaps I'll just have to think of more driving to do each morning- how about that for a reverse economy?
#158 of 608 Re: CDI options comments? [blissful]
Aug 04, 2005 (5:45 am)
I don't think you'll have any problems if you live in Portland. I am just outside NYC and the last few winters have been pretty cold (or so I thought). But even here I think it will be fine. I also always take off immediately after starting, although very slowly.