I checked the VIN number of my 92 400E, it showed it was made in Germany, I think the VIN number should correctly indicate the location of the plant that the car was originated, shouldn't it?
When I bought the car, I also asked them where the car was made, the dealer showed the VIN number and told me MBs that made in Mexico all have different VINs.
99 BMW 540i 6-speed 110K Km
03 SAAB 9-5 wagon 80K Km
92 400E (Sold) 245K km
Still missing the days with the Benz, it kept me busy.