Mercedes-Benz E 300
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E 300
Mercedes-Benz E 300

DaimlerChrysler has been the new owner of Mercedes- Benz since the mid-nineties. They designed the next model, known under the designation w210, and it suffered many quality and reliability problems due to cost cutting measures, which is of course short sighted and just plain bad business. The new owner of Mercedes- Benz believed that most customers would buy their cars simply for the status symbol of the badge and thus didn't over engineer the cars to the level that they should have been. What they forgot to consider was that Benz had made a name for itself only because their cars were so well engineered. Also the new owner was an American company and in America, where they had planned to market a large proportion of the models, there seems to be a difference to what is luxurious. This of course caused Mercedes- Benz's reputation to fall downhill dramatically and very quickly at that. One such model, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-size luxury car and the model line is available with various four, six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The E stood for Einspritzung, which is German for fuel injection. This was a very new feature at the time given that the "E" first appeared in the 1950s. The E-Class is the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model worldwide, so it seems that their reputation could not have been as tainted as it seemed. It is famous for its luxury transport, and also as taxis in countries such as Germany, Sweden, Portugal and Singapore. Of course, there are very few everyday Mercedes- Benz taxis in the United States, although more people might take taxis if there were. Further, in Germany the E-Class is also commonly used as a police interceptor vehicle, which is also definitely not found in the United States.

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