Do any of the european members have any knowledge of the import of new and unregistered (but old shape - W124) E klass cars now available at non-MB dealers?
The story is that they are/were built from knock-down-kits in India, supplied from MB Germany, for the Indian/Pacific market, but were overstocked because of the high local price. Only problem seems to be lowered compression to 8:1 to combat poor fuel.
The car also has reinforced and lowered suspension for roads and consequently weights about 60kg more. Fuel consumption is a couple of mpg worse because of de-tuned engine - but that seems to be all.
Prices are extremly attractive, especially for a long term ownership - anyone with experience or observations?