Friday 1st April 2005
Mercedes-Benz lined up three cars for a world record-breaking attempt on the high-speed circuit in Laredo, Texas. All of them completed 100,000 miles without problems. Each of the record-breakers covered 20,000 laps, testing the powertrain, suspension, electronic components and body structure to the utmost. In addition to 22 international records in their class, the Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI models established world records by covering 50,000 miles (80,467 kilometres) at 225.456 km/h, 100,000 kilometres at 225.903 km/h and 100,000 miles (160,934 kilometres) at 224.823 km/h.