It's a beautiful vehicle to look at and to drive. MBZ doesn't make 'em like this anymore, or so everyone says. This model year got the new DOHC 3.0L engine, so not much more quick but very fast. Mine is black on black, not my favorite colors, but distinctive. It had 94K on it; I sorted out a few things, put some new injectors into it and it runs great. Am looking for wagon equivalent now just to haul stuff around.
Style, build, quality, materials, pillarless design, great leather
As would be expected, certain aspects have been improved in succeeding models (fuel efficiency, e.g.) but design and build quality now lacking.