Well the difference is because of our beloved Department of Transportation (DOT). They've got laws and all aspects of a car and the lights are obviously one of em. They require sealed beams so the manufacturers have to make the lights meet federal US law, which entails messing up pretty headlamps. This was more of a problem in older cars (early 90s and back), newer models they somehow design them differently so they will pass and not look any different. Or do they not have the sealed beam law anymore...anyone??
'86 420SE Euro
904 Midnight Blue, Gray Velour
Dad bought it new, now I own it.
"A Mercedes-Benz is like a fine wine, it only gets better with age."