I'm afraid I have to agree with akry.
I was looking into this because of my desire for one of the neat manual transmission Benz's I saw in Europe this year. I wanted to bring one back very badly. MBUSA saved me the trouble by finally making a manual transmission sedan available in the US. This was a good thing because bringing a non US spec car to the US is fraught with more problems than an election in Florida.
'01 C Class, Six Speed
'84 Euro 240D, manual, 533K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in