1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E320 from North America - Comments

1st Jun 2007, 18:21

How did you get to 160mph?? Or should I ask... how do you bypass or disable the speed limiter??

10th Sep 2007, 10:37

He was prob on a downhill run to get above 155 (it is possible that way).

2nd Nov 2007, 17:42

By looking at the overall review its quite obvious that this person doesn't have a clue what they are talking about. A Mercedes E320 has a top speed of roughly 230 kph (140) so doing 160+ seems highly unlikely. Also most German cars are limited to 250kph.

Please try and remember that this site is here to help people choose the right car and not about how fast you have driven in a certain car.

15th Dec 2007, 15:27

I most certainly attained 160mph in my 98 E320 pretty easily, I mean it took a while to get there, but it didn't struggle to reach it.

5th Nov 2009, 16:37

Hello, I'm Matthew, I've just bought a Mercedes E320. I got it very cheap. I had to do some body work; just a little surface rust. The engine is fantastic, the car will do 146 mph on the flat 100%.

2nd Feb 2011, 02:10

Nope. 160? Stock? Nope. I have a 1998 E320 intake, exhaust, limiter delete, custom computer tune, and a 45hp shot of nitrous. And I top out at 161 mph, 500 rpm over factory redline. So I don't think so.

But just to make this thread relevant, the E320 is a fantastic car. Compared to similar year cars of different makes, you would be hard pressed to find a better all around car. Just remember, cars depreciate, but maintenance costs do not. If you know your way around a garage, the E320 is an absolute joy. But when something fails, it's cubic dollars.

4th Oct 2011, 23:59

I am thinking of buying a 1997 Mercedes E320. The car is in beautiful shape and very well kept. The price is right at $2800.00, but I was wondering what the insurance runs on these cars?

I also went online to O'Reilly Auto Parts to see the cost of parts, so I would know the cost if it was to break down, and to my surprise, things are pretty cheap at this place, and yes I made sure they were OEM replacement parts. Now the alternator and starter are around $300.00 a piece, but other than that, it's not bad from what I can see so far.

I love the looks of this car, and would love any info to help me decide. Thanks in advance, Paul.

16th Dec 2012, 23:04

For me the insurance was absolutely no more than my Ford Expedition, so not much at all. I would be careful about buying parts for these cars at O'Reilly, Autozone, etc. Usually those places don't stock quality parts. You want OEM quality parts. They're a bit more expensive, but a must have.

26th Jan 2013, 13:19

The 97 E320 has a top speed of 130; there's no way you could get it up to 160 unless you were going down the steepest hill in the world.

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