Date registered: May 2016
Vehicle: 2000 S430, 2003 S430, 2003 S600 TT, and 2005 E320 CDI
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A somewhat lesser version, an apparent slow-speed hit of some sort, had happened to my E320 CDI, at right around the same mileage as yours. The damage was as follows.
1.) a busted lower left bumper cover, which also took out the left foglight
2.) pretty severely dented front left fender
3.) some pretty good dings in the hood
I just replaced those parts. Fortunately, color code 744 Brilliant Silver Metallic is a popular color, so it was easy to find. $1,500 later, the car was ready to roll and passed inspection.
Sounds like your damage is pretty similar. Given how neat E320 CDI's are, in your situation, I'd just fix it and return it to stock. No need to go all AMG-ifying it, unless you just want the extra expense. The car's good-looking as it is.
As for the headlight conversion, I did do an HID conversion, using the factory headlight assemblies, and using Morimoto EVOX-2.0 bi-xenon projectors, Osram 66240 HID bulbs, and Hella Gen 3 ballasts. Polished the factory lens covers and applied some good, multi-year-lasting U-V protectant. It's been a year and a half now, and the headlights are a massive improvement over the original halogens. I can actually see Bambi at night now in that car.
2000 S430 (Dad's car, used for special occasions)
2000 S500 (wife's DD: my first W220 project car)
2003 S600 ("sex on wheels"--second w220 project car)
2003 S430 (one of two current DD's--third W220 project car)
2005 E320 CDI (the other current DD--first W211 project car)