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diesel motor differences

I'm considering a w124 wagon in diesel, and if I like it a w126 diesel for the wife. Can someone direct me to a comprehensive listing of the different diesel motors and their merits or problems. Performance is also an issue that I would like some input on, both stock and potential with mods.
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If I remember it right, the W126 is S-classe from 70 till 80's. The bulletproof engines, where 3-liter turbo version pumps 112 HP. Good, reliable cars but acceleration and economy is not the strongest point. Past 85 engines have aluminum heads, what likes to crack.
The W124 from 90's have much more economical engines, where 2.5l pumps about 120 HP while 3l close to 140. Even in a wagon it would deliver over 30 mpg. The problem with diesel wagons from 90's in USA is that they have been imported in very limited years/regions and are very rare. Post your location.
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