The Mercedes Benz model released in 2007 was the Mercedes-Benz E320 Blue Tec. This model is powered by a more futuristic and advanced 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6, which employs a sophisticated network of exhaust gas treatment devices. This makes BlueTec the world’s cleanest diesel engine. The engine produces a whopping 400 lb-ft of torque between 1600 and 2400 rpm. This equation is enough to propel the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. Fuel economy, of course, is a satisfactory 27-mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Now this is something the Mercedes Benz market can boast about.
The Blue Tec oxidation catalytic converter reduces carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons, and uses a filter to reduce nitrogen oxide emission ensuring that this Mercedes Benz model is environment friendly and in a league of its own. There are several ways you can get your hands on this car. One is importing and the other is auctions. Let’s talk about importing first.
Importing used Mercedes cars has its advantages. The cars are in very good shape due to a variety of reasons. One reason being state regulations in Japan, which limits the maximum driving speed of the vehicle to 80 kilometers per hour, as compared to about 125 kilometers per hour in other countries. However, importing a used Mercedes car on your own would require a thorough knowledge of the custom clearance laws, regulations and other legal requirements related to the import. Therefore, it would be best to buy from a Mercedes Benz importer, or appoint a professional like an import registration agent, to take care of all the formalities for you.
Mercedes Benz cars can also be bought in auctions. Both new as well as used sales are conducted by the auctioneers. Buying cars from such auctions can prove to be very cheap. A registration has to be made to buy a car, and many sites require the buyer to make a deposit before bidding. It’s a serious decision to be made but once done, there’s a guarantee that you’ll pick up something great because the market is ripe and there’s a regular flow of vehicles in the auto market.