The Mercedes E300 Turbo Diesel was a sedan that debuted in 1999; it had a 3.0-liter in-line diesel engine with six cylinders, in addition to rear-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivered 174 horsepower at 5,000 revolutions per minute.
The E300 also got 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway, but as it was released in 1999 it lacked such amenities as Bluetooth, a navigation system and heated seats.
The car was 5 feet 10.8 inches wide, 15 feet 9.4 inches long, and 4 feet 9.6 inches high. Its wheel base was 9 feet 3.5 inches. Inside, it had 37.6 inches of front head room, 41.3 inches of front leg room, 54.9 inches of front hip room and 56.3 inches of front shoulder room. In the rear, there was 55.9 inches of hip room, 36.1 inches of leg room, 37.2 inches of head room and 57.1 inches of shoulder room. Its curb weight was 3,691 pounds and it had 15.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Choices of exterior colors included metallic aspen green, metallic dark turquoise, glacier white, black and Bordeaux red. Other colors were midnight black, metallic obsidian black, metallic silver metallic and metallic smoke silver. The interior colors could be black, gray or parchment.