I have driven quite a few Mercedes in the past couple of years. performance wise, my vote points to 300E. although I would like to test drive the other 124's to compare.(400e and 500e) I do think engine weight is a factor for handling characteristics in these cars.
01 ML55 AMG
92 500E (a few mods)
87 300E (lots of mods)
00 Chevy 3500HD Diesel Box Truck
68 18' Donzi Marine
06 GT i-Drive7 1.0 Mountain Bike (with GPS!
PREVIOUSLY OWNED:83 300SD, 87 420SEL, 88 420SEL, 90 420SEL, 86 560SEL, 86 190E 2.3-16V AMG, 94 E320