The Mercedes Benz E-Class is the best selling sedan from the luxury brand’s Indian line-up, and there’s a reason for this. Supremely comfortable, much cheaper than the S-Class and ‘right-sized’ for the Indian market are three big reasons why the E-Class is so popular. Here’s a well-kept, 9 year old example that’s selling for cheaper than a new Maruti Dzire. The asking price for this E-Class Diesel is Rs. 9.5 lakhs, and the top-end Maruti Dzire Diesel AMT costs about Rs. 11.07 lakhs. So, what you’re getting at the price of a new Dzire is a very powerful diesel sedan from Mercedes Benz, with about 85,000 genuine kilometers on the odometer. The car is currently with its second owner, and the seller claims that even a loan facility is available for those interested. You can directly get in touch with the seller of this car here.
The 2010 Mercedes Benz E-Class 250 CDI BlueEfficiency luxury sedan is powered by a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 204 Bhp of peak power and 500 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed torque converter automatic gearbox that powers the rear wheels of the sedan.
This engine has a reputation for reliability, and has been in duty in millions of Mercedes Benz cars across the world. In fact, Force Motors assembles this engine right here in India, which means that access to critical spare parts will not be a problem going forward.
This particular car does not have air suspension, and very complicated electronics. There are a lot of independent garages that can service and maintain this car at a fraction of the cost that a Mercedes Benz authorised service center would charge.
Coming to the key features on offer with this car, you get an electric sunroof (a big draw among people opting for a luxury car), leather clad seats, automatic climate control for the front and rear, rear AC vents, 6 airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, ESP, EBD, BA, Hill hold assist, alloy wheels, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control, an infotainment interface and a factory fitted stereo.
From the looks of it, this car seems in excellent shape. However, you must get it thoroughly evaluated by a mechanic who has experience working on high-end Mercedes Benz cars. Check for flood damage, as Mumbai is a city that constantly deals with flooded roads. Also, go through the service history with a fine comb to know what you’re buying.