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C 320 CDI

I'm interested in buying one, but my MB dealer here in Oz says that he's heard that such a big engine in a small car isn't suitable for a hot country like this. (recent city temperature 40C)

This seems a bit far fetched and I wonder what to make of it.

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US car manufacturers test their cars in Arizona. Arizona MB dealers sell lot of cars with huge engines.
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US car manufacturers test their cars in Arizona. Arizona MB dealers sell lot of cars with huge engines.
Mmm. My man was saying it's the huge engine in a small body that's the problem but I'm having a problem with the whole idea! I can't see what difference it would make. MB have done this before and I don't remember hearing problems about the little 6 cylinder E they made a few years back.

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This is really funny. The C63AMG should be available from February this year, in Europe at least. It must become available for the US too, that is where the big engines go anyway.

A CDI has better efficiency compared to a gasser, a gasser with the same HP would produce more heat, and then they make gassers with a lot more HP than the C320CDI, then how could those survive in AZ?

The model range restrictions anyway mostly apply to the US market. The C320 CDI is currently sold to equally hot places as AZ, elsewhere in the world.
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Ask him how those little SLK55 AMGs survive the Arizona heat. Heck, ask him how that SLK with the transplanted SLR McLaren engine survives in Dubai.
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320cdi huge engine?
You ought to see my 7.3 liter Powerstroke in Ford. The main block is over 900 lb.
The 5-ton truck was driven for almost 200.000 miles in Arizona, before I bought it.
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320cdi huge engine?
You ought to see my 7.3 liter Powerstroke in Ford. The main block is over 900 lb.
The 5-ton truck was driven for almost 200.000 miles in Arizona, before I bought it.
Well, I think it's 'myth busted', don't you? I've been with my MB dealer for 15 years and am on my 5th car with him and generally I can't fault him but he has told me some funny things at times!

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