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I'm considering purchasing a 1994 350TD which has had a factory rebuilt engine installed. As has been well described on this forum, the W140 is built like a tank. However much engineering design and safety features have been developed over the past decade. Side airbags, traction control, electronic stability control. So which is the safest car: The newer S class Mercedes (W220) or the well-built W140? Which would you choose? Since the new class is not yet available as a diesel model in the US, how would you compare the new E320CDI to the W140 in terms of safety?