Date registered: Sep 2008
Vehicle: 2002 E430 4-Matic
Location: Chicago - North Surburbs
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I've owned both the E420 and E430. I'd have to say the flatter torque curve of the E430 is quite noticeable. However, the E420 feels much more refined especially under hard acceleration. The 420 is almost electric.
I agree with both LouB, E420 and YachtMaster...The car matters much more than the engine. If I had to pick between a '97 E420 and a '98 E430 and everthing were equal....I'd go with the E430...based solely on parts availability.