Euro delivery is not so. Euro delivery means you receive your US DOT spec car in Europe, then bring it back here. At least that's how it works with BMWs. Is MB different? To get a true euro model here is a living nightmare these days from what I've heard.
As I said, the official European delivery does not apply to used cars, but the idea about getting car cheaper in Europe, using it for vacations and than ship to US is still good.
I would like to hear somebody actually checking the differences between US and European models. I know several people who about 20 years ago brought MB and BMW and modified them to be legal in California. As mentioned the cost at the time was about $5000, but that was at the time when US$ was over 3 DM. New MB in Germany cost $10,000 and the same model in CA was about $25,000.
Now the mass production is following US consumers demands. Lot of European cars have AC, what was unheard about a generation ago. Same with automatic transmissions.
Than the idea should not apply to basic models, but to the expensive ones.
Check the values VW Touareg gets in US when it comes with V10 diesel.
I was tempted to research importing the Phaeton on my own. European drivers report that those with V10 diesel under the hood can smoke tires at 60 mph. ... while still getting close to 40 mpg