Dr Livingstone is selling his car.
Prior to buying this one, he sold his RR Sport (I couldn't sit in the passenger seat and then get out of it in a civilized and orderly fashion) and needed a good, reliable car for driving long distances. So last year we went out for test drives in all kinds of classy vehicles.
He ended up buying the Mercedes E 320.
I fell asleep during the first little spin. Heaven. But Dr "I've been driving Range Rover since 1986" Livingstone was looking at the afore mentioned off roaders again within a few weeks of the acquisition of the Merc.
So we've been driving around looking at Ranges again.
So in a nutshell: if anyone would like to take it off our hands: send me a message with your email address and details (comments are moderated, so if it contains private info, I won't publish) and I'll give the Dr's contact details.
In the immortal words of Janis Joplin:
Oh Lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So oh Lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
Mercedes E 320 CDI V6 Break Elegance FULL Option (04/2007)
Colour: Iridium silver (ext.), Leather anthracite and woodgrain (int.)
Engine: Diesel (155 Kw/ 211 Pk) = interesting car tax for Belgian residents!
Cylinders: 2987 cc (6)
80-litre fuel tank
Kilometers: 24000 km
Price (incl. VAT + Viasat tracking system) 54,000 €
-Viasat tracking system (for insurance purposes)
-Full spare tire alloy 16"
-Foldable electronic tow hook
Transmission, suspension & Wheels:
-16" alloy wheels (4) - 5 twin-spoke design (225/50)
-Parameter steering - speed sensitive
-7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission with Tipfunction and Speedtronic cruise control
-AirMATIC Dual Control – semi-active air suspension with self-levelling and adaptive damping suspension
-Twin oval exhaust pipes in polished stainless steel
-Protective plate under carter
-EU4 Norm Diesel particle filter
-ABS, BAS, ESP
Exterior, paint, trim and upholstery:
-Wood and leather steering wheel to match interior appointments
-Driver & passenger seat - electrically adjustable with memory and Pre-Safe seat positioning
-Dynamic multi-contour seats + front seat backrests (Memory Pack)
-Front seats - heated & comfort ventilated
-Electric glass sunroof with rain-sensor closin, infra-red reflective & heat-insulating glass
-Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, folding and heated
-Automatically dimming rear-view mirror and driver's exterior mirror
-Garage door opener
-Parktronic - audible and visual parking aid, front and rear
-Luxury automatic climate control - includes digital display and four-zone control
-Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors - extendable
-Interior lighting in rear with integral reading lights
-Ambient interior lighting front, dimmable
-Storage compartment with 12 V socket in the front centre console
-Centre armrest, rear – with storage and cupholders
-Storage compartments under front seats
-CD changer in centre console – 6-disc MP3 compatible
-Includes radio and single CD / DVD in centre console, providing navigation information for most of Europe and TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
-Surround sound system – Harman-Kardon LOGIC 7®
-12 high-performance speakers and additional amplifier
-Cockpit Management and Navigation Display (COMAND)
-Simultaneous use of navigation and audio CD possible
-Linguatronic – voice activation of telephone, satellite navigation and specific audio functions
-Hands-free facility and telephone aerial on roof
-A separate cradle for mobile phone
-Bluetooth module fully compatible with most phones (iPhones incl.)
-Aux. input (for iPods)
Security and safety:
-Headlamps – Bi-Xenon with headlamp wash, dynamic range adjustment and cornering lights
-ISOFIX child seat fixing points in rear
-Additional loading floor – with storage tray
-Storage box – behind rear seats
-Tailgate – opens / closes automatically
-Compartment cover - opens / closes automatically
list continues ad nauseam...