ML450 cdi's for sale

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  1. Bill.

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    Hi all,
    So the ml450 I'm really keen on, and in the market for one but there is only three for sale from what I can see.

    They seem to hold a lot more money compared with the 350cdi but I found the 3.0l diesel ML slightly under powered although in my E350 cdi coupe the 3.0l is fine and pulls well.
     
  2. V12

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    Is there a question in there?

    Have you considered a remap for a ML350?
     
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    Bill.

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    Well not thought about that, I'm not really keen on re-maps, no real reason why just think should you really mess around with the ecu can it give you problems in the future? So Is re-mapping a good idea?
     
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    I lean more towards your school of thought. Especially if a more powerful factory version is available.

    If I could buy a S400cdi in RHD I would have one.

    Remapping is a cheap way of getting more power and better driveability. Everything comes with a compromise though and most remaps will negatively effect longevity. Unless you are planning on keeping the car for 10 or so years then you're unlikely to suffer any consequences yourself.
     
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    Bill.

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    Yes what a shame we don't get the option for the diesel v8 in more models. I'm sure I have seen a e400 in Spain before. Now that would be a nice car, I would have one over my e350 cdi coupe
     
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    Chip it. +50 BHP and no need to touch the ECU.
     
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    I'm tempted to do a RHD swap.
     
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    Go for a ML 500 ;)
     
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    When you say they hold a lot more money than 350, how much more?

    I remember that back in 2009 when I ordered my 350Cdi, the 450cdi was over 10 grand dearer (both basic spec).
     
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    I had the 320 CDI ML - can't say I ever felt it needed more pace. Quite a terrifying car when really gets going - become very aware of the heft of the thing.

    If you want speed and size then maybe an estate a better choice really...
     
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    ^^
    That's exactly my feeling too.
    350 was certainly no sluggish, with plenty of power, plenty of cab space and performed really well on all roads.

    4 days after taking delivery of our car, we went up to Scotland where we spend Christmas and New Year.
    Heavy snow, ice, wind - nothing was ever an issue in this car.
     
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