Distinguished Diesel

Mercedes-Benz's diesel-sipping version of the E320 rewrites the book on the fuel, all in a sophisticated European package. But, it still may not be for everybody

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Mercedes luxury and safety

The Bad: No 4Matic option; brakes could feel better

The Bottom Line: A top-notch sedan with added distinction

Slide Show > >I was in top-secret, under-the-radar stealth mode all weekend. No, the U.S. Air Force hasn't yet granted BusinessWeek.com's request to test-fly and review a B-2 Stealth Bomber (but if anyone in the Pentagon can help us with that, hope you're reading). The reason was that driving the CDI version of Mercedes-Benz's E320 sedan, you just might feel like you're working under high-tech cover too. That's because this darling drinks diesel—but you'd never know it.

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