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Best Mercedes Sedan built in the last 10 years or so?

I'm thinking about adding a "new" Benz Sedan to our family in the next 12-18 months.

Curious to know what models have done well over the last decade. I'm open to gas or diesel. I would prefer 6 but would do an 8 cylinder.

I'm looking forward to reading your opinions.
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I would love to drive E320cdi, or new 2.5l Bluetec, but economically they are money pit.
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I'm thinking about adding a "new" Benz Sedan to our family in the next 12-18 months.

Curious to know what models have done well over the last decade. I'm open to gas or diesel. I would prefer 6 but would do an 8 cylinder.

I'm looking forward to reading your opinions.

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I'm thinking about adding a "new" Benz Sedan to our family in the next 12-18 months.

Curious to know what models have done well over the last decade. I'm open to gas or diesel. I would prefer 6 but would do an 8 cylinder.

I'm looking forward to reading your opinions.
I went with a W211 2006 E320 CDI sedan. versus the newer V6 Bluetec. Light-years better than the W210 '99 E300D I've owned for 14-years since new.

I don't know the equivalent in Europe to the E320 CDI. 220CDI?

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I would love to drive E320cdi, or new 2.5l Bluetec, but economically they are money pit.

"Seeking diesel lawnmower"
I upgraded to '06 CDI sedan, kaj. They're becoming very affordable since they're now 7 and 8 years old for the '05/'06 CDIs. About a new 2014 E-Class 4-cylinder diesel sedan? No new MB is "economically" good decision, IMO. Waay too many pre-owned in great condition for waay less money.

Suggest you scour EBay and craigslist to find Kubota lawn garden tractor with diesel engine. They were built and imported to the U.S. starting in late '70s into the 1980s, so you should be able to find one with routine shopping. What condition they are in is another issue/question. But, they are out there.

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I bought one new MB in my life and I don't cheat myself that it was snobbery.
With my skills in the past I was buying $300 or $500 cars and driving them forever, but when better time come, you want something more prestigious
In Europe lot of countries charge tax base on engine size, so 3 liters are not too popular, but the 2.5l Bluetec pumps the same HP your E320cdi does.
Congratulation on upgrade. I did own 2005 E320cdi, but now need money for more important things than my snobbery
I do own diesel JD tractor, but what I am looking for is push lawnmower with diesel engine. That makes it a joke since no such animal on US soil.
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I'm thinking about adding a "new" Benz Sedan to our family in the next 12-18 months.

Curious to know what models have done well over the last decade. I'm open to gas or diesel. I would prefer 6 but would do an 8 cylinder.

I'm looking forward to reading your opinions.
In my opinion go with a W140 S500. W140 are safe for the family and extremely comfortable. It's slightly older that 10 years but very beautiful especially when modified. But beware, these cars are being trashed, and I hate to see them go. They aren't valued much anymore.
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