The E-Class luxury sedan has been Mercedes Benz’s best selling car in India, and for good reason. The luxury sedan offers acres of space, plenty of luxury, striking looks and thrilling performance. This has been the case with multiple generations of the E-Class, a reason for the car’s success generation after generation. The pre-owned car market is a great place to find excellent examples of the E-Class. Here’s one such example from Mumbai, which looks beautifully maintained. You may contact the seller here.
It’s diesel powered, and used the 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 201 Bhp-500 Nm. The gearbox is a 5 speed torque converter automatic, and it drives the rear wheels of the car. This particular example is currently with its second owner, with 80,000 kilometers on the odometer. The best part about this car is its asking price of Rs. 13.55 lakhs, which makes it cheaper than the top of the line Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Diesel.
Well, this is how the used luxury market in India works as pricey cars lose their value very quickly due to high maintenance cost. In fact, this is the reason why even well maintained examples go for cheap. If you do intend to bring this car home, you must first get it checked at a Mercedes Benz dealership for its complete service history. This will give you an idea about how this car has been maintained for the past 8 years or so.
Careful maintenance, no major insurance claims and no flood damage are three essential bits that you need to look for in a luxury car. While such cars can be cheap to purchase in the used car market, abused examples can be white elephants as parts are very expensive. Also, finding a good neighborhood garage that works on luxury cars will be cheaper on the pocket rather than going to Mercedes Benz dealerships for regular maintenance. If kept well, these cars can last a long time.
There are many such luxury car service centers that have sprung up in recent years across most big cities. Since this car’s location is Mumbai – a place that has many such garages that are capable of working on luxury cars – a person buying this car in Mumbai can easily find such service centers. Even Pune has many such luxury car service centers that are capable and a lot more cost effective than Mercedes Benz authorized service centers. Another thing to note is that this particular E-Class is the E250CDI trim – a best selling variant whose engine did have a recall for faulty injectors. So, getting the injectors checked for functioning just in case is good idea before purchasing a car like this. Injectors can be frightfully expensive. Meanwhile, if you’re considering buying a used luxury car, do consider parking a few lakh rupees as an emergency fund for unexpected repairs.