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New member E240 owner, looking to acquire an SL

Hi. I'm in Essex, UK and the satisfied owner of a "comfortable" (i.e. tired and well used!) E240 Avantgarde Estate. I'm now looking to get an SL, of the 2004-2008 variety (i.e. current model but pre face-lift) but know very little about them. I probably should post this elsewhere, but if anyone's listening .........

Main requirement is for "grand touring" rather than road-burning, so the emphasis is on the comfort end of the spectrum, rather than the performance end, so AMG is unlikely to feature for example.

My questions really focus on such things as: are there any features or options that are best avoided or which are regarded as "must haves"? I'm assuming that a lot of stuff like cruise control is standard on all models - can anyone point me to somewhere on t'web where I can find a comprehensive list of features per model?

Are there any established preferences re. gear/auto-box options say, or opinions about which engines are best?

Thoughts, warnings, recommendations would be much appreciated, thanks.
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