Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 2010 E350 P1/P2, 2008 S550 Designo, 2002 ML320
Location: Aridzona, USA
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The only remotely bad (mind you remote) thing I have read about the M278 engine is that it is direct injection, which depending on your driving habits and attention to maintenance may be a non-issue. I typically buy my cars with close to 100k miles on them so I can get to know them while I have them torn apart in the first few weeks, fixing missed maintenance items and places the previous owner dared not go.
But, I do daily-drive my S550 and honestly it's just an amazing car. It has that 'feel' of the W140 that I previously owned, but is much more nimble, fast and modern, while still feeling like I'm ready for the club, symphony or a GIANT filet and some cabernet.
If you've had W140s in my opinion you will love this car!