Before the W124 bowed out in 1995, the last oil-burning version you could buy was the E300 Diesel. It received the exterior tweaks associated with post-facelift cars of the late W124 era, including a rounder front grille, updated glass headlights and smoked taillights. It also got the OM606 engine under the hood, a 3.0 liter inline six cylinder diesel unit making about 135 hp. Unlike earlier W124 diesels, there was no turbo. But fret not. These were still fast enough (for a diesel), and the OM606 is one of the most rugged engines Mercedes ever made. These cars will cruise effortlessly on the highway while returning 30+ MPG. Perfect for the commuter looking for tank-like build quality, reasonable running costs and a bit of class.
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*1995 MERCEDES BENZ E300 DIESEL*
* BRAND NEW TIRES *
*FACTORY ALLOY WHEELS*
ROADSTERS AUTO IS PRESENTING FOR SALE THIS SHARP LOOKING AND EXTRA CLEAN 1995 MERCEDES BENZ E300 DIESEL ! THIS GORGEOUS VEHICLE IS FEATURING BLUE COLOR EXTERIOR ON GRAY LEATHER INTERIOR! WITH ONLY 152K HIGHWAY MILES IT LOOKS VERY CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT. IT COMES FULLY LOADED WITH OPTIONS SUCH AS POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS, POWER MIRRORS, POWER SEATS, POWER MOONROOF, FACTORY FACTORY ALLOY WHEELS AND MANY MORE(SEE THE PICTURES FOR MORE DETAILS)! ALL THE OPTIONS FUNCTION ACCORDINGLY! THE POWERFUL 6 CYCLES 3.0L DIESIEL ENGINE RUNS LIKE NEW AND THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY INTO GEARS AND PROVIDE A LOT OF POWER! THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR EXTERIOR SHINES BRIGHT LIKE NEW, AND THE GRAY LEATHER INTERIOR HAS BEEN KEPT VERY CLEAN! THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THIS BENZ IS EXCELLENT, AND IT IS PRICED TO SELL QUICK SO CALL US NOW AT TO BUY IT NOW!
This particular example stands out because of its gorgeous exterior color, Midnight Blue (904), which appears here over gray MB-Tex interior (not leather, as the seller states). It looks clean inside and out, wearing smart 8-hole alloys, with no apparent flaws from what we can see. Some pictures in natural light would help confirm this. The Autocheck reports lists a minor rear end collision from 2011, but nothing untoward stands out from the images in the listing.
The electrical accessories are said to work. Potential buyers would want to confirm this, and check the heat and A/C in particular, since these can be costly to repair on a Mercedes of this era. With 152k miles on the odometer, the car is only just broken in and the engine should have plenty of life left. But it’s worth asking for some maintenance history, because by this age suspension (especially rubber bushings) and transmission work may be due soon.
Between this and the C280 I posted earlier, I’d probably prefer this for commuting duties.