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E320 or S320

Hi I am thinking of buying an E320 CDI or S320 CDI I assume its the same engine is the MPG similar or is the S class a lot heavier? UK here
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Mercedes-Benz S Class 3.0 S320 CDI 7G-Tronic 4dr is the actual model reference?

and

Mercedes-Benz E Class E320 CDI Sport 4dr Tip Auto 3.0

Both nice cars but if there is not a great deal in the MPG might as well go with the S Class
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Sorry should have noted the year of both cars would be around 2009
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2009 was with last year of W211 in most markets, but could have been the first year of the W212 E class in the UK. Both nice cars.

A 2009 S class is the W221 generation and is considered by many to be a more reliable car than the previous W220. The S class is
going to use more fuel. It is also has heaps of gadgets and a lot more interior room. If the back seat is going to used a lot the S class
is going to be much more passenger friendly.
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I was shopping around for S class when W124 was on the market, but starting with W210 the E class give me good legroom.
I had leg cramps in Hummer for the record.
Fuel consumption is a tricky subject. Weight plays small role in mpg at highway speeds. The frontal area or air drag does.
But when it comes to city driving, when you have to accelerate and slows down the weight, that is when you will see the difference.
Than S has more gadgets that can break and needs maintenance.
I bet you know the life truth? You pull for oil change in Toyota it is $59. You pull in E class it is $110.
You pull in S class it is $160.

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I am glad the dealers here do not play with the pricing like that. They have a flat rate for oil changes.
So an S class with the same engine as an E class would be the same price for an oil change.
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I am glad the dealers here do not play with the pricing like that. They have a flat rate for oil changes.
So an S class with the same engine as an E class would be the same price for an oil change.
Not sure about the E class but the S class is buckled up like a tank. Have to remove undercarriage panel to change oil.

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The E Class has panels under it. Both the dealers here use a top side oil extractor so the panels are not a problem.

When have had to take the panels off there must be 12-14 7mm bolts with 3/4" round metal washers built into the bolt collar just to get
to the oil pan.
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I think I counted 17 of them on my S class. Irritating but the bottom of engine and transmission looks brand new.

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I agree, they do keep it clean and that is even up here where they use salt with reckless abandon.
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