C250 cgi blue efficiency petrol

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  1. ash1212002

    ash1212002 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looking to purchase a c250 cgi w204 petrol facelift saloon 2011 onwards

    I only only do short miles, so it'll have to be a petrol, i've been looking for a while and there are hardly any c250 petrols out there!

    How many c250 cgi's were made?

    There seems to be more c180's out there but they're only 134/156 bhp going by the auto trader specs but would prefer the 201 bhp c250 coming from a 184 bhp clk :)
     
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    I had a C250CGI estate 2010 year (great car by the way). I don't believe this engine ever made it into the first W204 facelift (around March 2011)
     
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    If I'm not mistaken prior to the facelift they were kompressors which had super chargers and following the facelift they moved to turbo charged engines. I really like the look of the facelift and the interior is miles better than the pre facelift model
     
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    C250CGI was definitely turbo charged. Mercedes phased out the Kompressor in the later pre face lift W204. Agreed March 2011 facelift has a better interior but I still think you will be hard pressed to find a 250CGI
     
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    There are only 2 on the MB website but coupes.
     
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    Check on the “howmanyleft” web site. That will show how big your target pool is
     
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    Its a shame there are not many out there for sale, very few and far between compared to the diesels
     
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    Consider a 350 CGI.......?
     
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    I have the turbo c180 and fitted a superchips tuning box, it now has around 200bhp going by the dyno graph, just a thought for you
     
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    Hen’s teeth. I have one and it’s fabulous, and not for sale.
     
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    They are just as rare! Nothing comes up on auto trader!

    Whats the bhp on the 350 cgi? Will there be a big difference in mpg economy compared to the c250?
     
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    For reasons that I don't understand MB UK decided to drop loads of petrol variants of the C and E Classes from around 2011 onwards.

    I spent forever finding a non-diesel 2010 E Class in the spec I wanted. The same car simply doesn't exist in the facelift line up.

    It's very odd as I did a search for a mate who was looking for something E Class sized for 15-20k. He definitely did NOT want a diesel. Petrol and hybrids were his preferences. Just about every single thing I found him was from BMW, Audi or Lexus.

    It just seems that MB UK went on some sort of odd anti-petrol crusade for a few years.
     
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    I concur, that definitely seems to be the case, i dont do many miles so cannot justify a diesel, the c250 and c350 saloon petrol varients are so few and far between its shocking
     
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    Presumably the reasoning was that not enough people wanted them. But when you look at what you can get s/h in the other manufacturers' ranges there's plenty of choice in petrol 4's 6's and 8's.

    And if you want a non-MD hybrid you can have a petrol one. Whereas in the E Class they even made you have a diesel one the them! Sums up the logic perfectly.
     
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    I guess i'm going to have to be patient and keep looking, i definitely want a petrol not hybrid or diesel and the c250 fits the bill perfectly in terms of performance, styling etc compared to the Bmw 3/5 series and Audi a4, a6 i think the Merc looks miles better
     
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    Yes, I get where you are coming from. I wasn't really tempted to stray myself. I'm in a 15 year MB groove and am happy here. But it is frustrating.

    FWIW I've passengered in an E250 CGI (taxi) and really liked the engine. It was very quiet & smooth at idle and seemed to have enough grunt to propel the heavier E Class along in a very relaxed way.

    Interestingly the guy driving it was from somewhere like Sinagpore or Malaysia and he had this going where he'd buy a nearly new Merc petrol, cab it for 6 months then sell it on via his brother in his home country where there was a premium on RHD petrols. Meaning ever fewer for us!
     
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    Have you driven one yet?

    The Mrs has the same engine in her SLK, it goes well enough but it's a noisy unit.
     
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    Haven't driven one yet, I currently have an 09 plate petrol CLK coupe, 184 bhp

    Would you recommend the c350 over the c250?
     
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    I've not driven a 350 but bigger is always better in my view.
     
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    Whats the mpg like in the SLK with the 250 engine?
     

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