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Mercedes E220 75 34.72%
Mercedes E250 D 141 65.28%
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Old 2nd March 2010, 20:10   #46
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Actually the petrol E220 has more torque (210 Nm) as compared to the E250D (173Nm). However the E250D has the advantage of all that torque coming in at lower rpm.
Zigakly! But i've not driven either; only sat in one of 'em so will reserve final comment.

Infact i've now casually started searching for used W124's (and E39 beemers) in the last few days and diesel will make fuel costs more manageable

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Old 3rd March 2010, 10:36   #47
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I thought the petrol E220 would have more lower end torque. That was the only reason i was choosing one....a nice 0-100 time. Can someone please advise whether i am right here. If its going to be sluggish like that, coupled with the low FE...is it even worth it?
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Its not sluggish at all. You can do a very good 0-100. Go for it!
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Old 3rd March 2010, 17:02   #49
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0-100 in 10.X seconds in my W124 E220. Religiously gets 7.5-8 kmpl in Bombay city driving. 12 kmpl on highway routes.

Regularly smoke Accords, Civics and just about any other "premium" segment car within reason (The look on their faces when they see the tire smoke from a 14 year old car is priceless)

I can't stress how important it is to look for a well maintained W124 to achieve these figures.
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go to the preowned section of Mercedes-Benz India - Home
5 years later, there is no pre-owned section on the Mercedes-Benz India website. Where did it go?
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End of the day, a 4 lakh rupee E220 will still be able to hold its own against Civics & Corollas in acceleration. But an E250D (0-100 in 15 seconds) will be left in the dust by a Ritz diesel. Sorry, performance matters to me.

It's still the E220 if I were in the market today.
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5 years later, there is no pre-owned section on the Mercedes-Benz India website. Where did it go?
Go to Autoterrace. They are the used car division of Autohanger. They deal only in used hondas and mercs and give a one year warrantee on engine and gearbox. You get free touchups before taking delivery.
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I just love the w124 series and would definitely go for the 250D just for the extra torque and better economy...while the petrols had a longer life but the 220s engine dies down a bit with the a/c on......but a well maintained 250D is the one to go for..

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Just for info, this has been taken from: Mercedes-Benz W124 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

E220: 148HP, 210Nm (155 lb/ft)
E250D: 93HP, 158Nm (117 lb/ft)

The 250D may have more torque in the lower rev range, buy the petrol still has more overall torque (probably at a higher rev band). 250D easily wins the FE category.
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As GTO said performance matters, for me its E220 on any given day.
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E250D: 93HP, 158Nm (117 lb/ft)
The Indian E250D had the later gen of that engine and was rated at 111 BHP (or was it 115?).
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Old 21st March 2010, 23:46   #57
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The "Indian" W124 E250 has 111 BHP.

If you want to drag race someone then do not go for a Mercedes. My advice would be something like a Honda which is Very Light Weight.

I also am not fond of "peeling off" from signals in a Mercedes as many people associate such behaviour with Maruti's. It just brings down the class of the brand.
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Bought a graphite grey E250 D from Delhi for 4.5 lakhs done 64,000 kms in grt condition most of them now are in a bad shape...This was one of the last good ones
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Congrats MMSC_pat ! Post the picture pls?
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its a love affair as the W124 is a timeless classic . mine was E 220 and used to give 6kmph in city and 9 kmph on highways and with those solid squre looks nobody even the newer mercs cant hold themselves against it.
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