As T.G. says, they are rare birds in N. America. I have been half-heartedly
looking for a new ('06? '07?) E-class diesel, and of course this was one of
the first questions I asked the salesman. Although they don't regularly
bring them in without, and wouldn't have one on the lot, it can be ordered
without. I would expect a wait of some months.
John M. in no hurry to replace his