Thanks very much for the nice post on the M119 vs. M112/M113 differences.
I think I neeeeeed a 1997 E420.
It's a shame it's more or less an overlooked model.
Do you know how these two models (E420 vs. E430 differed in actual performance (0-60, 1/4 mile, etc.)?
On the links you provided, they have the same HP, and nearly the same torque. It's amazing that MB went to the new engine design, yet seemingly show no increase in power.
The E420 is listed as:
Net power 275 hp/205 kw @ 5,700 rpm
Net torque 295 lb-ft/400 N.m @ 3,900 rpm
The E430 is listed as:
Net power 275 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Net torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,000-4,400 rpm
2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".