E350 (W212) BlueTEC or BlueEfficiency

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  1. Forest Athlete

    Forest Athlete New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm hoping to return to the MB fold after a 6 year absense, and would like some advice on the E350 diesel estate 2009-2016.
    Looking at website reviews such as Parkers and Honestjohn, I'm confused as to the benefits of the BlueTEC or BlueEfficiency.
    I understand that the BlueTEC engine has lower carbon emissions, but does it have a smaller lugguage compartment as a consequence?
    Also, were these models sold symultaneously, or was the BlueTEC a replacement for the BlueEfficiency model?

    Any other differences would be good to know.

    And on another topic, stupid question; why is there such a price difference between a used E220/E300 and the E350? Surely it cannot just be engine size?

    Thanks
     
  2. st13phil

    st13phil MB Club Veteran

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    The BlueEfficiency and BlueTEC cars were available concurrently. The difference is that the BlueTEC ones have an AdBlu system which reduces NOx emissions, but increases CO2 emissions and increases fuel consumption. They are also down about 30bhp vs the 265bhp BlueEfficiency cars.

    As for the price difference, the world is (relatively speaking) full of E220's while the E350 is much less plentiful.


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  3. Mr Filipov

    Mr Filipov Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    BlueTEC is about 10 bhp down. And a little bit slower to 60, if that really matters in today's world where the limit on the motorway is only 70 anyway. Tax bands are the same either way. It all comes down to your budget, preference of pre and post lift, and which options you would like. Only real difference is the AdBlue tank in the boot which will need filling up at service time as well.
     
  4. Bluegnomes

    Bluegnomes Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    BlueTEC is EuroVI compliant and BlueEfficiency are EuroV. Given that there is a general trend from the governments against diesel and EuroVI might be the only ones allowed in city centres in the near future, I'd buy the BlueTEC.

    Having said that I have a BlueEfficiency and its a great car.
     
  5. Peter103

    Peter103 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    No the Bluetec doesn't have a smaller luggage compartment, it also doesn't have a spare wheel, the spare space is taken by the bluetec tank, but you do get an electric tyer pump and a can of Tyer sealant. :doh:
     
  6. Mr Filipov

    Mr Filipov Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Oh yeah and the minor technicallity of Euro compliance. I doubt anything will affect me where I live, and if it does we will cross that bridge when we get to it. Huntingdon council should probably be more worried about the state of the roads than Euro 5 and older diesels.
     

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