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MERCEDES W126 The W126 S Class saloon and coupe from 1979-1992 (260SE, 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 300SDL, 300SE, 300SEL, 350SD, 350SDL, 380SE, 380SEL, 380SEC, 420SE, 420SEL, 420SEC, 500SE, 500SEL, 500SEC, 560SE, 560SEL, 560SEC)

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Old 4th July 2019, 08:30 AM
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Yes thatís my point. The other engines have the same firing order yet the manufacturers have not done anything special with their exhausts. So is the unique design not worth the effort??

Great job BTW Geoff!
May be cost related? Benz sold their cars for a much higher price so had more room to work in terms of the specification and still providing room for a profit....

Its the old story like the Rover SD1. Engineers wanted to do a IRS instead of live rear axle, but BL vetoed it that buyers wouldn't spend the extra $50 or whatever it would have been.
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A Holden executive in the 90's boasted that they had never spent more than 2 dollars on their car stereo speakers even in high end models. Says it all really.
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