MERCEDES BENZ E320 CDI
Comes with a 3.o ltr v6 turbo diesel engine cranks out a modest 210 horsepower.
E 320 points out that the engine delivers the power of a V-8 with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder.
On top of that, Its fuel mileage is rated at 20 kms in the city and 30kms on the highway.
The E320 has a distinctly German personality. The ride is firm, the handling is tight, and the brakes are powerful. The test car's cabin was warm and inviting, due in large measure to the wood-grain trim that was sprinkled across the dash, console and door panels. The seats are firm, and those in front, particularly, provide good support. Rear-seat legroom is adequate but not overly generous.
Numerous safety features are standard on the E-Class, including:
• Dual-stage driver and passenger airbags
• Side-impact airbags for both rows
• Side curtain airbags
• Antilock brakes with brake assist
• Electronic stability system
• Radar-based adaptive cruise control
• Automated collision-mitigation braking system
• Adaptive brake lights
Passenger volume measures 97.2 cubic feet. The trunk measures 15.9 cubic feet in the sedan, and there's 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the wagon; both more than BMW's 5 Series wagon and sedan. In contrast, the Cadillac STS and Lexus GS offer substantially larger cabins but less cargo space. The E-Class gets a new stereo with a six-disc CD/DVD changer, more colorful graphics, iPod/MP3 media interface and a hard drive for the navigation system and for storing music.
• 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo
• Power liftgate (wagon)
• Hands-free phone connectivity
• Emergency assistance system