Having tried it before, the Asian version & not the original Spanish
version, i find the in-line 5 cylinder OM 602 diesel engine fairly
'refined' & sounds somewhat like those 5-cylinder petrol engines in Audi
cars ! Not bad considering it's a normally aspirated diesel w/ 2-valve head
I also found the suspension fairly comfortable, even @ the extreme rear !
It seems better than on the Sprinter & quite close to that of the (non
air-suspended) Vito. Interior noise, vibration & harshness levels close to
passenger car levels i.e. things are on the 'quiet' side.
The 'negative' qualities i notice (on the Asian version) would be the
somewhat Japanese styling (which i clearly do NOT like !) & the use
of FWD, which quite clearly to me does not make too much sense since
much of the load is exerted over the rear portion of the van !
Overall, i find the M-B 100 D a fairly competent vehicle & definitely
superior to whatever which emerges from the Japanese & Korean makes
but still not as desirable as the Sprinter or Vito, which have more of the
'usual' Mercedes qualities !
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