DETROIT -- Progess. It isn't always about moving forward. In Mercedes' case, moving back is progress, too. In the early 1990s, everybody wanted a Mercedes 500E. The car, unveiled at the Paris auto show in 1990, represented a new attitude from Mercedes: in the engine bay of the revered W124 E-Class platform was shoehorned a thumping 5L DOHC V-8, the first time the factory had seen fit to put a V-8 in its midsize sedan. It was an intense car, largely hand-built in Zuffenhausen, Germany, ...
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