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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fuzzer, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    Well , The smart is gone and its been replaced :)

    Ive done my bit for carbon footprint reduction and now i can get back on the global warming ladder :)

    Ive bought an E320 CDI Avantgarde

    Obsidian Black
    Palma Grey leather
    17" Ankaa Alloys
    Through load system
    Parktronic
    Heated Seats
    Comand
    Telephone Prewire

    So , ive had time for nothing this week so no pictures so far. Ill give it a wash at the weekend and take some pickies and post them.

    So Far MPG hasnt been that far behind the smart. My normal commute in the smart was getting 32mpg and the E320 CDI is getting 28.

    Same can be said on longer journeys. Smart 35mpg, e320cdi on the same journey 42mpg.

    Im very pleased so far.:D
     
  2. smillion

    smillion Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Congrats

    Sounds nice and look forward to pics

    Marc
     
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    gurpz Administrator Staff Member

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    Congratulations on the purchase fuzzer. Seems like a well specced up example too.
     
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    Sounds a great car -- is that the latest V6 does it have the 7G box?
     
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    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    No , its an EU4 5 speed :) Its a 2005.
     
  6. Dryce

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    That is appalling for the Smart.

    If the e320 is getting 42mpg on a given journey you might expect a E200 to get around 35 on the same journey.
     
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    Gareth Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice, I've got a 2005 V6 7G, best I've got out of it is 42mpg @ 70mph with cc on.
     
  8. wemorgan

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    Nice new car, it's a model I'd like to own oneday.

    Though I have to agree with the Smart comments. My Smart gives me 50mpg on short town journeys and upto 70mpg on the motorway.
     
  9. gIzzE

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    Depends what speed you drive at, a smart at 55mph I can imagine returning 70mph, take it to 85mph though and it is going to drop like a stone.

    I have now done 2 tanks of all town driving in the E320 petrol and on both thanks it returned 24mpg, well first one was 24.2 and the second one 23.7, but the temperature this last tank has been alot colder.
    This is all sub 8 mile jouneys, starting from cold and not thinking about consumption at all. Made a conscious effort not to look at the computer till I filled up, otherwise there is the temptation to reset it! :)

    Would like to hear your long term report on the E320cdi, specially average fuel consumption, if you only get 35mpg from the smart it sounds like you drive like I do! ;)

    I want to swap to a W211, not sure whether to go over to diesel or just buy another E320 cheap as no one wants them.
     
  10. SilverSaloon

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    Look forward to seeing it at the GTG in January? ;) ;) ;)
     
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    tell me about it , i wasnt best pleased with the mpg of the smart. :mad:

    I actually drive quite slowly keeping to the speed limits and looking well ahead . There are just issue with the smart fuel economy at the moment with the new model like i had which was released in Sept '07 which if you read the smart forums is a hot potato with them.

    I really like the torque of the diesel and prefer it to be low down rather than having to rev the car to get the best out of it , so its just a personal preference .

    ill see what i can do ;)
     
  12. JasM

    JasM Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like a nice car, with a good spec. Post some pics.
     
  13. jeremytaylor

    jeremytaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I only got mid-late 30s mpg from my Smart 4-2 Brabus. But then I did used to give it some stick - just for a laugh :devil:
     
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    mw_C32 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi J. nice car ;) you must be getting old or starting a family....:eek:

    Not sure I'd go with black though!!!!:D

    Only kidding.

    The only issue I have with black is keeping the dammed thing clean.

    Mark.
     
  15. marcos

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    Jason I knew you would give in with all this silly smart car and BMW antics, you just cant get enough of a Merc.:D

    You love the thought that it may break down at any given moment and you've missed the excitment;)
     
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    :eek: thats scary dude lol.... like you read my mind:D
     
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