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Old 23rd January 2006, 10:34   #1
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Question Merc E280 And 280 Cdi Launched !!

Always knew Mercedes will very shortly launch the E280 versions to tackle competition from the3L engines from BMW and AUDI.
Check this link:
http://www.rediff.com/money/2006/jan/20merc.htm
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Old 23rd January 2006, 10:48   #2
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Finally!! Only to add to it my dilemma has increased. Now the petrol seems very tempting too at 225bhp!I was just expect the diesel launch.

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Is it already up for grabs? I thought it's coming soon or at least that's what the Mercedes guy told me while I was test driving one of their cars just last week?!! Just a point to add... The 280 is a V
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Old 23rd January 2006, 12:03   #4
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I hear that the 280 CDI is a V6 and INCREDIBLY smooth. Diesels are beating petrols to the pulp...

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Old 23rd January 2006, 12:22   #5
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I hear that the 280 CDI is a V6 and INCREDIBLY smooth. Diesels are beating petrols to the pulp...
AMEN!

That V6 CDI may go on to be a legend in times to come.
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Old 23rd January 2006, 12:52   #6
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Read the article. More electronics .

No doubt about the performance but I hope its reliable too.

Amen to that as well
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Old 23rd January 2006, 15:53   #7
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any info if the 280 D comes with the DSG Gearbox? or the regular one?
expecting a 7 speed one in it...
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Old 10th February 2006, 07:37   #8
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Autohangar's ad on the last page on Times drive seems to be very misleading. The 0 to 100km/hr firgures of the E280 (Petrol) is correctly stated as 7.3sec whereas the E280Cdi is wrongly stated as 8.6sec! When the actually the E280 Cdi touches 100km/hr in just 7.6
Firgures mentioned are as per the MB-UK website as the specs on the India version are identical.
http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/cont...dels.0002.html
http://www2.mercedes-benz.co.uk/cont...dels.0002.html
I wonder why Autohangar has released slower speeds for the CDi..maybe since teh Petrol cost 1 lakh more and everyone seems to be buying Cdi's over the petrol E's...if this is a marketing gimmick to increase sales of the petrol then its very unethical.
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Dear Friends, I have just become a Owner of the New Face lifted E280CDI!
and, Find it terrific! well atleast 2 days experience.
She is Super Smooth and Very Responsive.
will sure put in further comments after a week of use!
She is a White with Beige/kashmere interior. a very common car on the road so dont ask for pictures![neway do not know how to download nor take snaps]
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Dear Friends, I have just become a Owner of the New Face lifted E280CDI!
and, Find it terrific! well atleast 2 days experience.
She is Super Smooth and Very Responsive.
will sure put in further comments after a week of use!
She is a White with Beige/kashmere interior. a very common car on the road so dont ask for pictures![neway do not know how to download nor take snaps]
Scoobyji..

Congrates sir..
When is the party and test drive sir ?
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Dear Friends, I have just become a Owner of the New Face lifted E280CDI!
and, Find it terrific! well atleast 2 days experience.
She is Super Smooth and Very Responsive.
will sure put in further comments after a week of use!
She is a White with Beige/kashmere interior. a very common car on the road so dont ask for pictures![neway do not know how to download nor take snaps]
congratulations uncle looks like we got our cars one or two days apart. mine is indium grey with black interiors.
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The 280CDI is a stonker!! Congo on a very nice car....the current gen E-Class has the most timeless and proportionate look.
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Scooby- Congrats! Fantastic machine i must say, the E280 Cdi convinced me on how good german diesels are. One of the most fun to drive machines currently on indian roads.
I presume to fetched a handsome discount on the car since MB has had to pull its socks up with the heat coming up from the BMW stable?
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Congratulations Scooby sir! Looks like you're enjoying the new car a lot!!

Congrats to you too Speedy!
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Congrats Scooby & Speedy, just today was seeing a advert of the E280CDi and must admit the car looks wonderful.
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