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2001-2005 S320 or S400 CDI Diesels: Available in US?

I know that Mercedes last imported the S350 diesel in 1995 and the E300 through 1999. Then the E320 CDI became available in the US again in 2005. I just came across more information about S class diesels available in Europe from 2000 through the current year. Would any of these cars be importable into the US without difficulty? Any used models of 2001-2005 S diesels avaiable used in US now?
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Cars over 25 years old can be imported without difficulty. Newer cars can be imported with the right amount of money. Car needs to be brought in by a registered importer who federalizes the vehicle to meet federal guidelines. This may include speedometers, lights, glass and emissions. Can cost an extra $15,000 or more.
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Who is gonna fix it when its broke?
The dealers seem so clueless on stuff they are supposed to support, how well do you think they will do on things that were never sold here and have zero parts inventory?

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My local MB dealer surprised me lately. I needed custom fuel line for my 97 E300D and they had it in stock.
The model was never sold new in California.
Than when it comes to knowledge about repairs (or lack of such) >> US made ML model is not much different than others.
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I am told that Daimler stopped importing diesels here when the US diesel fuel was clogging up their fuel delivery systems, but I did not know the years involved, so thank you.

As far as I know, you would have to approach a specialty car importer who has the capacity to make the "non-imported" Mercedes diesels legal.

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