I'd love to know how MB has resolved the issue of massive electronics that don't make it through the warrenty (or how any other manufacturer is going to address that issue).
I must be getting old, I prefer simpler and more reliable systems over wonderfully complex but less reliable ones.
At least MB is using decent plastic for their interior parts -- I've seen NEW BMW replacement parts broken in the box from the factory.....
1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!