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Old 11-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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The diesel S class is back!

The 16 year long drought is finally over! Mercedes now sells a diesel S class in this country again! I was looking at a brandy new silver one yesterday, it was fantastic!

Truly a fantastic car, I can't get over how a car that is larger, and a spaceship compared to my W126, plus its far faster, can get better fuel mileage!

$100k though which is a bit to rich for my blood at this time. I'll have to wait until the low mileage lease returns start showing up and snag one for $50k or so.

I bet I don't have to fight to get it to start in the winter either!

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:43 PM
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I bet I don't have to fight to get it to start in the winter either!
If the fuel gels up, unless the fuel lines are heated and the tank too, you are going to have to do something to make it work.

Either way, you are still going to be a 2nd class citizen at the pump if you are lucky. 3rd or 4th maybe.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:02 PM
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There was one in the local mall a few weeks ago. I *think* it was an S450 BluTec? My memory is sketchy at this point but it was the current generation S
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Lets hope they fixed all the injector problems they were having in europe with these engines. MB's newer diesels have not been a model of reliability.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:09 AM
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There was one in the local mall a few weeks ago. I *think* it was an S450 BluTec? My memory is sketchy at this point but it was the current generation S
I have seen one as well, in white.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:07 AM
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If the fuel gels up, unless the fuel lines are heated and the tank too, you are going to have to do something to make it work.

Either way, you are still going to be a 2nd class citizen at the pump if you are lucky. 3rd or 4th maybe.
Strangely enough, I have no problem obtaining diesel fuel when needed -- I don't feel like a second class or lower citizen while doing so, either.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:13 AM
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Said it before, I'll say it again... let's just hope this S350 goes over better than the prior model

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:16 AM
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The 16 year long drought is finally over! Mercedes now sells a diesel S class in this country again! I was looking at a brandy new silver one yesterday, it was fantastic!

Truly a fantastic car, I can't get over how a car that is larger, and a spaceship compared to my W126, plus its far faster, can get better fuel mileage!

$100k though which is a bit to rich for my blood at this time. I'll have to wait until the low mileage lease returns start showing up and snag one for $50k or so.

I bet I don't have to fight to get it to start in the winter either!
Sweet! And I'll have to wait until you're done with it and snag it for $10k or so.

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Strangely enough, I have no problem obtaining diesel fuel when needed -- I don't feel like a second class or lower citizen while doing so, either.
The diesel pumps are right it with the gas pumps here, too. Often they share the same pump head.

I almost wish they were segregated so I didn't have to deal with all of the a--holes jockeying for position for the gas...
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:20 AM
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Sweet! And I'll have to wait until you're done with it and snag it for $10k or so. ...
And I get first dibs after SwampYankee is done with it. My 1985 300D is just hitting its sweet spot now, so I should be ready for that 2012 in about 2037.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:20 AM
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Strangely enough, I have no problem obtaining diesel fuel when needed -- I don't feel like a second class or lower citizen while doing so, either.
Most of the places I have been to there are so few pumps compared to gas pumps. Every fuel station sells gas, not every one sells diesel. The position of the pumps can get blocked by gas people. As such, sometimes you have to wait to get to the pump although there are gas pumps available. It is better, I'll admit, at the truck stops but not the city gas stations. Also, the pumps tend to be dirty and I have to wear gloves to pump fuel. The floor usually has diesel spills. On top of that, gas prices are stable while diesel can vary up to 10 cents a gallon between this station and the next one a block away.

I bought diesel when I had to drive 200 miles a day. At that point, the mileage made it worthwhile. However, since that stopped, I don't feel it is worthwhile anymore for me, at least when you factor in the hassle. It makes fueling up the vette or the Harley a pleasure. Pull in, pump and go.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:23 AM
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The diesel pumps are right it with the gas pumps here, too. Often they share the same pump head.

I almost wish they were segregated so I didn't have to deal with all of the a--holes jockeying for position for the gas...
Quite often I see them in between gas pumps so it makes life harder to get to when it is busier.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:30 AM
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I wish a 4 cylinder diesel was available for the C class on this side of the ocean.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:20 AM
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I've had to move because the diesel nozzle wouldnt fit in my tank.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:25 AM
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And I get first dibs after SwampYankee is done with it. My 1985 300D is just hitting its sweet spot now, so I should be ready for that 2012 in about 2037.
You got it, Honus!
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:41 AM
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Is there a compelling economic or environmental argument for a S-Class diesel in the US?

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