Here's a Mercedes-Benz E-Class on sale for the price of a new Alto 800, Which one would you settle for?
There is something really charming about boxy cars. They are alluring in terms of the way they look. The boxy-ness, however, affects the aerodynamic drag coefficient and safety aspects of the car. But at times, the silhouette plays a major role in the buying decision. Mercedes-Benz in the early 90s was making cars, which were boxy and beautiful.
And, they are still fancied by enthusiasts. The W124 E-Class was one of those cars. It had a long bonnet, and a proportionate boot, with a decently long cabin. Three definite boxes is what the car was comprised of. With straight lines all around, it incorporated a timeless design. In case you ever wished to own one but could not, here’s a used example selling for just Rs. 4.00 lakh.
The W124 series of E-Class was highly appreciated by the critics for its reliability.
The car is located in Bangalore. In the pictures, it can be seen that it is in its pristine condition. There’s hardly any visible dent or scratch on its body. Also, the interior looks clean with no major sign of wear and tear. In the factory-finished blue-shade, it looks like a car of the Russian mafia. The owner is also ready to negotiate the price. However, one can buy a new car for the price of this E-Class, since a brand-new Alto 800 LXi with options cost Rs. 3.93 lakh on-road in Delhi.
The interior of the car is in perfect condition with handle anything hanging loose.
Although, the cars are not comparable in terms of their specifications, but are comparable in terms of their price. The E-Class sports a 2.2L petrol motor, which boasts of a peak output of 150 PS/210 Nm. On the other hand, Maruti Alto 800 comes equipped with a 796cc 3-pot petrol motor. The tiny petrol engine belts out 47 PS of peak power and 69 Nm of max. torque. But the Alto 800 returns a mileage of 22.05 kmpl and the cost of ownership is hardly anything to be worried about. The E-Class, however, is a hungry elephant that drinks in gallons. And, in case something goes for a toss, repairing it would be a pricey affair. It might cost as much as the price that one would pay for the complete service of the Alto 800. To contact the seller, you can reach by Facebook Group - Vintage & Classic Cars In India.