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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel

I feel as if time hasn’t been all that kind to the W210 Mercedes-Benz E class. We’re almost 20 years out since this car appeared on the scene and with it, a new styling language to take Mercedes-Benz into the 21st century. Under that fresh face was a good old standby in the form of the diesel engine. While most manufacturers had abandoned oil burners in the 1990s, Mercedes stayed on a few years longer in the US and offered the new W210 E class with the 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel that produced 174 horsepower and 244 lb ft of torque. There weren’t a whole lot of takers for this car in comparison to the petrol powered E320, but those who gave it a shot would be won over by the renowned Mercedes diesel durability. This E300 for sale in California has a remarkably low 70,000 miles on the clock, unusual for a diesel Mercedes.

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Year: 1997
Model: E300 Diesel
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 69,966 mi
Price: No reserve auction

1997 Mercedes Benz E300 Diesel with 69k miles ,this car is in absolut mint condition for it’s age ,as you can see in the pictures, starts right up and drives like a dream, very fast and powerful, this car is Diesel but it does not smoke like other diesels, there is no leak of any kind, ice cold AC, tires have many life left, this car will last for another 200k miles without any problem ,the passenger mirror dont work due to the switch, cheap fix, paint is in perfect condition without any major dents or scratches, this car has never been to any kind of accidents, clean Carfax and Autocheck, please look at all the pictures and ask any questions before you bid, I am selling the car AS IS, I have described it to the best of my knowledge and ability ,please come and look it yourself or if you are out of state hire a 3rd party to do the inspection for you, I demand a $500.00 deposit (non refundable) via paypal right after the auction ends and the rest in 4 working days via bank wire or cash in person, remember that this is a 17 years old car and not brand new.


A family friend of mine bought a 1999 E300 Diesel brand new and still drives it to this day, having clocked close to 200,000 miles. These Mercedes diesels have a way of endearing themselves to people, almost becoming in a sense a part of the family. Given this E300 Diesel is just about to turn 70,000 miles, there’s still a lot of memories to make with this one.



  1. Bogeyman
    Bogeyman May 14, 2014

    ’97 is not a turbo, turbos were in the ’98-’99 models.

  2. Brad
    Brad May 14, 2014

    Refurb those headlamp lenses, bro!

  3. Paul
    Paul May 14, 2014

    @ Bogeyman, duly noted. I had forgotten the turbo did not appear until 1998 on this E.

  4. Aaron
    Aaron May 15, 2014

    It’s no wonder time hasn’t been kind to the W210–most of them that lived in climates where it snowed would rust out like you wouldn’t believe.

    That being said, I had a ’98 E300 TD and it was a very competent, comfortable highway car.

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