Please post pictures as soon as you can.....I agree with you on fuel efficiency. In my case my car is not my daily driver. Is your close assist working?? What about SLS?? Those can be a headache. You will love that car.....that I can guarantee!!!
I looked at them a few years ago , but was put off by tales of woe on various forums , the complexity of DIY maintenance and the general consensus that they are not as well engineered as a W126 . Not to say they are a bad car ; it is probably like comparing a W124 with a W123 - the earlier cars are noticeably more over engineered as opposed to the later cars being just good enough .
I still like the styling of the W140 and might get one at some point - engine of choice , as with W126 , is probably the 500 : not much thirstier or costlier to maintain than the sixes but much more relaxing to drive .
I still like the styling of the W140 and might get one at some point......