Are you sure this wasn't a C Class. I believer that there will be a C320. If they would make the 320 available with the six speed, I would buy one. The 240 will be the only one with the six speed.
I saw some of the new C Class cars running around in Stuttgart when I was there in June, so they have been making them long enough for some to reach this continent.
I understand that they have GPS standard, and that the sport suspension will be available.
'84 Euro 240D, 523K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in