Hi All, I'm really struggling to find a 212 350 CGI in the spec I want to thought might cast the net a bit wider. £19k could get me into a nice W211 E63, for example, but the fuel economy does make me wonder (and yes, I know, if I'm asking that question....). Anyway; the only thing that really matters is what I can get on a run as the majority of miles are long family trips. In my current W211 E500 (300bhp) I get something like 25 mpg without trying that hard and I can nudge it to the late 20's if I put my mind to it. I'm assuming that a 350 CGI would get me 30-ish to the gallon if driven normally on a run, a bit more if I try. Looking at the official figures I'd be more likely to get 20-odd mpg from a 211 E63 with 25 mpg when running on unicorn juice. Owners of 350 CGI's and W211 E63's are my numbers about right? And am I missing anything such as having to use super-unleaded in the E63? Then of course there's the annual road tax - the 350 would the same as my 500 at £295 pa. The E63? £500? And them all the London pollution tax stuff - the 500 is Euro 5 (and 276 g/km of carbons). No idea what the 63 is but it pumps out 354 g/km (!). I know I'm only doing 7k a year but I guess the fuel + RFL + London charges + insurance (might hurt a bit) + AMG tax (front discs, etc) all start to add up. By my rough calculations it's £400+ for fuel, maybe £250 for RFL, maybe £250 for insurance - so easily £1k a year before brakes, tyres and various forms of communism. EDIT; I forgot about depreciation; assuming a flat 20% pa over a four year terms an E63 costing £19k costs £500 pa more than a 350 costing £15k So maybe I should just wait for that elusive 350 GGI, put up with the slightly torque-lite power delivery (that's what paddles are for...) and have a newer car that won't get bazooked by the London pollution police. I think I've just answered my own question. What do the MBClub massive think?