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Old 12-20-2003, 11:24 PM
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Interesting stuff. Where did you hear this? Any further evidence?
Seems like if MBZ could find a way to stuff Turbodiesels in 116 and 126 chassis during the eighties (ok, from '78), just for the US, that they could put 4.2s in 124 cars without a problem? Were the european models then sent back to germany? This car was perhaps designed with the US market in mind, but was not a US only model. I'm not sure I buy this.

BUT, If its true, I'm buying a big "hecho en Mexico" bumper sticker!

'90 300SE 298k
-300K and it gets put into retirement.
'80 300D 255k Purchased new by family in 1980.

Had a:
1973 220 (gas)
1980 300SD
1992 400E
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