<<<<The W124 M119-engined E420 was produced almost exclusively for the U.S. and Canadian markets to satisfy the urgency of more power and capacity (compared to the E320). Hence, it became a real limited number model.>>>>endqoute
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!