The somber, all-black interior of the test car is enlivened with gestures in burled wood and pleasingly delicate touches of chrome. It's dressed for aero motion, and it wears just enough jewelry to be classy. The low, 45-series front tires even lower-profile 40-series in back give right-now heading adjustments. It packs very reasonable room for four adults into a package that's downright compact, not quite 183 inches long, nearly a foot shorter than a Camaro. Or they don't like the V8 gas mileage. The engine features a high compression ratio of 10.
If you forget, you'll notice there's nobody home in the engine room the first time you push deep into a turn and try to hold the drift with a touch of throttle. Also a larger four-bolt driveshaft that's four inches in diameter connects to a reinforced rear differential to keep all the extra power under control. Also, if you like Sirius radio, better be sure it's already installed. Music blasted forth -- startling me quite badly. Its bore and stroke are 97 mm × 92 mm. With no door pillars to visually chop up the roofline, the hardtop convertible, as it was called originally, had the look.
Not bad considering all factors. That was in part to improve the crash crushability of the front structure. Yes, it would be great to have two cup holders, but the car has never given me any trouble or left me stranded anywhere. We think few will find them too confining. It takes off smooth and strong. The five-speed automatic presents you with the most perfectly simple manumatic shifter yet invented. So one side faces forward and the other side faces backward.
The Service-A will cost you some. Although its design and styling was derived from the E-Class, the mechanical underpinnings were based on the smaller C-Class, and was positioned between the and. I assume they did this to minimize costs in producing a Right and a Left rotor and it is completely fine by me. The appeared in 1998, powered by a 5. Something little I noticed is that the drilled slots on each rotor face the same way. Back on those long-ago summer nights, this Benz would have shown its taillights to all the bad boys on the blacktop and had the girls paying for rides. This car has class, an excellent ride and quality to match.
I have no intention on getting another car for a couple of more years. Just remember, before you set out to commit cornering, to punch off the electronic stability program. I have dreamed about owning one of these beauties since high school and finally was in the market to make the purchase. The narrow-stroke markings are clean and precise. The price is no help, either; at 53 grand, it lets in too many competitors with pedigrees, such as the Audi A6 4.
Everything functions as designed and I get the looks from folks that I expected. I can even put my golf clubs in the trunk if I put the woods in separately. All in all, I'm very happy I bought this car and I'd definitely recommend it for singles from both sexes and newly married couples who like to travel in style. The Mercedes have so far proved to have been a great investment. You can trust it to understeer, but not too much. Two seaters are fun for a while but the ride is questionable and you can't carry anything.
It's a snazzy look, but it feels a bit out of place for a Benz. Traditionally, hardtops sacrificed rear-seat space to accentuate the close-coupled coupe roofline. Although the W208 used components from the W210 , aesthetic based on the E-Class and had a specification level higher than the E-Class, it was in fact based on the less expensive W202 platform. I will keep this car for a long time. It exudes just the right degree of aural menace when the driver opens all the holes, and it looks exceptionally good whether it's in motion or at rest.
Production of the required 25 road cars began in winter of 1998 and finished in the summer of 1999. Hello, it's a V8 in an 4K lb car! But to those of us who were swept into car-cuckoodom in the '50s, when Bel Airs and Bonnevilles set the style, this sweetly curvaceous two-door hardtop triggers a significant rise in boiler pressure. . Summer was a time for windows down. The system is so inelegant and complex that you can't tell whether it's broken or not.
It's pitiful, because the rest of the car is elegant. Germans don't think like Americans and after market add-on are expensive if they are even possible. At first I was not sure, but you fall in love with the car every time you drive! The instrument cluster consists of three black-face dials, one of them devoted to the analog clock, and two vertical bar graphs. I was planning on buying a 500 but the 320 offers plenty of power for most drivers and of course receives much better gas mileage. ÃÂ With this C-class platform, Mercedes has at long last switched to rack-and-pinion steering.
The side benefit is much-improved steering sharpness. Lots of space for the front seats not real space in the back seat but enough to take the children in comfort. Like tachometer too small, like it makes a big difference in an automatic. There are about three character lines too many in the sheetmetal, and the rear architecture is soft and round, not the no-nonsense, squared-off look we're used to. There's a precise, straight-ahead feel now when cruising on the interstate, and twisty-road behavior is less woolly. Although hardtops have been an American fascination, Mercedes-Benz is one of the few foreign makers to regularly have had them in the lineup over the past 40-some years. The dual-resonance intake manifold with tuned runners helps create optimized torque and power outputs by taking advantage of two resonant frequencies to increase performance.