The 1998 Mercedes E320 all-wheel drive wagon is one option from Mercedes' E-series. This mid-size luxury wagon offers performance and a spacious interior. The base price for one of these wagons was $49,250 when they were first introduced to the public. Costs may vary depending on additional options and warranties.
The 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 is a mid-size, front-wheel, AWD wagon. The 3.2-liter engine is a 90-degree V6 with six cylinders, and the standard transmission is a five-speed automatic with overdrive. The overhead cam engine has 18 valves, with three valves per cylinder. The E320 generates 221 horsepower at 5,500 revolutions per minute. In city driving the E320 gets about 20 miles per gallon and around 26 MPG on the highway. The fuel tank holds 18.5 gallons. Mercedes offers either the Sequential Electronic Fuel Injected, Sequential Port Fuel Injected or Multi-Port Fuel Injected option. With a compression ratio of 10:1 and a displacement volume of 3199 per 195 cubic inches, it has a bore by stroke size of 3.54 inches by 3.30 inches.
Performance and Size
The E320 performs impressively, with a torque of 232 foot-pounds between 3,000 and 4,800 RPMs. The E320 wagon accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and runs the 1/4-mile in 16.5 seconds. The wagon design is very aerodynamic for its class and has only a .34 coefficient of drag. This makes the E320 powerful and sleek for its class. With the stock tires, the wheelbase measures 111.5 inches in width and 190.4 inches in length. The curb weight of the vehicle is about 3,868 pounds. Stock tires for this wagon are P215/55 HR 16 Michelin Energy MXV4s. The front brakes are vented discs while the rear are solid discs.
Exterior and Interior
The E320 has heated door mirrors with front and rear fog lights and twin halogen headlights. The wagon comes with tinted glass and a roof rail to guard against collisions. A remote-controlled anti-theft unit comes standard, and there are lockable compartments in the center console. The stock interior seats seven comfortably and features luxury leather trim. Entertainment amenities include an AM/FM radio with CD player; the audio system features eight speakers and two subwoofers. The E320 features an external temperature display, bucket seats and cruise control. The wagon also warns the driver when fuel, washer fluid and oil are running low. The van comes standard with power steering, power windows and power locks. The wagon also has front and side airbags.