2008 Mercedes E320 Bluetec – HybridCars.com

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More half of the cars sold in today are diesels, as opposed to five percent scratching the here in the U.S. But a shift is place as cleaner burning makes its way into the mainstream, the old diesel stereotypes of being loud, and unsophisticated. And as more wake up to the benefits of the modern system, Mercedes Benz is the charge with technology it “Bluetec”.

Intended to span a line of several vehicles, the designation is most commonly with Benz’ E-Class specifically the E320 sedan.

the E320 Bluetec!

If you#8217;re about buying a Mercedes Bluetec, you might also a Lexus GS 450h or a BMW 335d. these vehicles.

Before getting to the car, it is to first understand how Bluetec This system is made by several key components, starting an all-new turbo diesel V6 common rail direct injection. This engine is to efficiently run on the ultra low-sulfur fuel that’s now available at pumps nationwide.

But that’s half the equation. Once fuel is burned, diesel leave the engine and flow a gauntlet of after-treatment devices throughout the exhaust system. converters and filters “catch” the particulates (soot), drastically the level of oxides of nitrogen the tailpipe.

Beyond granting motoring, this system achieves outstanding fuel The E320 Bluetec boasts EPA of 23 city/32 highway. That’s a 35 improvement over its gas-powered the E350 sedan.

But the E320 Bluetec is legal in 42 states, not having met the stringent air of California and much of the Northeast. A version is due in 2010, and there are three new Bluetec SUVs in all 50 states.

In addition to its progressive system, the E320 Bluetec is a luxury automobile, inside and It offers the build quality, and opulence from which the Benz brand has earned its

Power from this turbo diesel (208 388 pound-feet of torque) is quite especially off the line. Launch and are usually the areas in which a engine shines, thanks to its torque output. This car can get 0 to 60 in 6.8 seconds.

This kind of performance is for a vehicle that#8217;s so fuel-efficient.

and braking are also spot-on. car is extremely balanced and stable, the driver to feel well-connected to the at all times. But again, that’s you expect from Mercedes

Exterior

The basic styling of the Bluetec is shared across the mid-size E-Class line. And it is identical to its gas-powered sibling, the The classic elegance of this comes from its flowing and understated design.

But subtle like accentuated fender and a body-side crease do hint at the performance attributes.

Upfront, bi-zenon headlights are offered. And the car atop standard 17-inch wheels.

Overall, the E320 Bluetec has the and sophisticated looks that professional-types will appreciate. And if they aren’t actually conscious, the Bluetec badging allow them to look they are.

Interior

The of the E320 Bluetec is expectedly Its focus is on comfort, amenities, and

Seating is plush and well-bolstered, and plenty of passenger space. The for head, leg, and shoulder feels closer to that of a sedan.

Mercedes E 320

Standard equipment a sunroof, dual-zone climate 10-way power front and a Harmon Kardon surround-sound system. And there’s a roster of options including everything heated seats to navigation.

comes from six standard front, side, and head There’s also a PreSafe which can detect and anticipate an collision, and automatically takes to further secure occupants of the

Economics

The E320 Bluetec not gets fuel economy of 27 highway, but you can expect 32-33 per gallon in real-world driving. that with the sedan’s 21 fuel tank and you have an cruising range in excess of 700 That more than up for the fact that diesel is expensive than conventional

Pricewise, this Bluetec for $52,325. In terms comparing it to the of the cars in its class, it is admittedly on the end of the cost spectrum. But in actuality, are no other cars in its class.

of the other premium brands—BMW, Lexus—offer a clean diesel automobile. So quite literally, car is in a class of its own.

If you are going to compare it to anything, let it be to its counterpart, the Mercedes Benz The E320 offers everything the has, plus Bluetec for just $1000 more. a price difference so insignificant, the E350 is rendered practically in the vehicle lineup.

Next to the and Civic hybrids of the world, is obviously not the ultimate answer in motoring. But for its target market of class buyers, it is the most and economically viable option available.

Reviews

“…boasts mileage and plentiful torque…”

“Quiet, comfortable, and dignified at speeds.”

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