W210 E320 CDi

Anyone got good or bad stories about the longevity/reliability of the 3.2 CDi engines? Been looking at the E-320 CDi W210 and am keen to hear if there are any known problems with these engines?
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On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 18:21:53 +0100, Jeremy

In the US the cdi engine is only available in the w211 body
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says...

Yes, I was hoping that some of the UK-based contributors to this ng might be able to comment - thanks
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Jeremy wrote:

Generally good reliability - all W210 E-Class CDI engines are basically the same, 200 and 220 are 4-cyl, with 270 one cyl is added so it's 5 and with 320 one more is added so it's 6 cyl (exception is E400 CDI which is V8).
Fuel efficiency is very good, in Germany most-sought after is 270, good balance between cost and power output, _secret tip_ is 220.
200.000+ km seem to be no problem, 300.000+ is not uncommon and there's a number of taxis with more than 500.000+ km.
Problems may be with the extensive electronics in these cars so check all functions and have the error code memory read out.
Beware of odometer fraud!!!
Get an accident-free one with FSH.
Juergen
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Footnote: 2.2-litre diesel engines seem to be quite popular across several brands of car in Europe.
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