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Cool Hi Forum....Newbie looking to buy a benz.

Hi everyone.

I'm new to the Benz world.
I've been on the track scene and and active tuner/ builder with other manufacturers including Mazda, honda, nissan, BMW, toyota/lexus, porsche, ferrari, audi for many years now.
I enjoy cars to the fullest and consider myself by all means an Enthusiast.

I'm looking to add something new to the mix.
I am actively looking to buy a MBZ but I'm not completely decided on the model yet so here I am.

I'm looking at the E320(W211), CLK430 amg (C208 or C209)or CLK55, or a CL(W215).
My main draw right now is defintely the E320 W211 as I like it's cosmetic appeal and I'm considering a smaller engine to be a bit conservative on gas. Most of my cars are fully sport tuned and get well below 14mpg, my favorites get about 6mpg. LOL.

My last Daily was a 2006 BMW 323 sedan, GREAT ON GAS!!!

I'm looking to the MBZ's now because after some research into what the next car should be I really like the look of the high end aero kits i.e., Lorinser, Carlsson, etc..

Like I said, I'm really undecided but definitely interested.
So I'm here to learn the pros and cons of each model and hear what owners have to say about their experience.
Any and all info is greatly appreaciated.

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I myself just got a w211 e320, and I love it. I had been driving a Porsche 928 as my daily driver, and wanted to get a car that was a bit more "reasonable" as far a fuel consumption went. (The 928 got around 10 mpg, that v8 was not tuned for economy) I wanted to make sure I wasn't "stepping down" when I got a car that was better on fuel, and I certainly don't think I did.

I have been getting mid to high twenties on the hwy and high teens in town, according to my dash display. I highly recommend the e320.

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