A new V-6 CDI will be available in the fall. It's now sold in Europe and
has better acceleration than the 3.5L V-6 gas and 1/3 better economy.
Complicated engine, however, not as amenable for DIY owners, IMHO.
Today's NY Times has an autos supplement - on all new cars. The copy
about the updated '07 E-Classs mentions the 221 HP V-6 diesel's EPA is
The same engine, with "BluTec" emissions controls, will be offered next
year on the S Class models.
For me it's whether to buy the e300td or the 95 320CDI .... tough choice for
myself. There have been comments here by Juergen, Lambach, Tiger etc that
the CDI just may be more electronically problematic... very true I would
think.... and the '99 and older td will be more reliable etc.... but, gee,
the CDI sure does look great and, as you also noticed, sure zippes along.
for me it will come down to where I get a better deal. At the moment here
in Ontario, seems the older TD's are priced sillier.... probably the dealers
are expecting more demand for the cheaper car.
On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 17:08:18 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org
(Guenter Scholz) wrote:
if you buy an older td, you are getting old technology, the cdi is a
solid, modern performer. It's speed and power rivals any gas engine
and it has the reliability of an MB diesel.
One small fault is that it does get slightly lower mpg than the older
diesels, but that is partially because it performs so well that you
tend to drive it faster
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