Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 82 300D,90 350SDL, 98 S420, 97 SL500, 94 S420, past owner W108/W112/W114/W123/W124/W126/W140/W220
Location: Tampa, FL
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Certain model coupes are oddballs in the MB hierarchy, IMHO. The 300CE is a perfect example of this, as is the 300CD.
Both are "sporty" in the sense that they're coupes, but it starts and stops there. The engine and drive train are no better than their sedan models, so there's no performance gain like you would see in a 560SEC, for example.
In a sense, they're "wannabe" sports cars for sedan drivers.
I'm not criticizing, just trying to point out why certain coupes don't have a premium over the sedan models, that's all. If anything, because they're coupes, it detracts due to the inability to transport four people comfortably.
I owned a 300CD, and it was a wicked little car for a diesel. That being said, I let it go because my teenage kids couldn't sit comfortably in the back seat. It was impractical for me...