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Import Euro Spec Ml to U.S.

Hi Everyone,

I searched the forum and a few other places, but found nothing so I'm hoping someone here might be able to help, Or point me in the right direction. I live in Germany and have an '04 W163 ML350 Euro Spec. My expat contract is going to expire next summer and I was hoping I could bring the truck(SUV) back with me. Does anyone know?

1. Is it possible to import a Euro spec to the U.S? I assume it is, but is it cost prohibitive?? The Truck is paid for, it only has 65k Kilometers and runs like a champ..

2. Would I have to modify/change many things?
a. Spedo change from km/h to mp/h
b. Odometer Electronic - Can dealer change it to Miles??
c. Emissions, It has, but I have read that Euro specs allow the cat to be further away from the engine, Would I have to relocate it??

Any help would be appreciated..

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There have been some threads concerning this but I don't know about the ML-Class specifically. If memory serves, it is cost prohibitive and changes coming to mind are the emissions system, lights and bumpers.

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There is big number of people in US making living on exporting SUV to Europe.
ML and BMW X series are main items.
I think that when you calculate the money you can collect for your truck in Germany and the money saved on shipping will let you buy 2 equivalent MLs in USA.
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Hello Again,

Thanks for the info, That's what it was looking like, I just wanted to confirm I hadn't missed something.
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