Good evening to all. Have just come back from Mercedes Benz Chelsea dealership to see what information I could amass regarding the E350 CDI. After taking a test drive, all I can say is wow! I love the exterior look of the car (sport) and the brilliant quality of the interior. Having all that power under the throttle will sure come in handy. However, I'm a bit dilly-dally over the 7G-tronic gearbox. I hoped that any owners on here could shed some light on how good the actually are, without being too bias. I love the fact that these cars are extremely good, efficient and cheap to run, and to be honest, makes my 525d LCI look extremely modest. I will sure hope to be changing over from BMW back to Mercedes after 3 years of Beamer ownership, and mind you, I have missed MB! In the foreseeable future, I will be looking to buy an AU 350 CDI sport, most definitely, but just wanted to hear the thoughts of owners to have that added piece of mind. Dealer was most helpful giving me straight answers to all questions I had. I also wanted to know what others thought of the 350's V6 power output? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide, and I look forward to years of future MB experiences and participation to this forum. MK.