to add my $0.02 to the 16v-400E comparison. essentially, such a comparison is equivalent to comparing a BMW M3 to a 5 series or M5.
Or, for those more inclined to think in terms of american cars, similar to comparing a dodge neon to an intrepid. they are different clases of vehicles, in market placement as well as philosophy. there simply is NO meaningful comparison.
'94 W124.036 249/040 leder; 8.25x17 EvoIIs
'93 W124.036 199/040 leder; 8.25x17 EvoIIs, up in flames...LITERALLY!
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'88 R107.048 441/409 leder; Euro lights
'87 W201.034 199/040 leder; Euro lights; EvoII brakes; 8x16 EvoIs - soon: 500E rear brakes
'70 R113.044 050/526; factory alloys; Euro lights