DESIGNED BY PORSCHE
Benz contracted with Porsche to create and assemble this car in Stuttgart Germany. Porsche also collaberated with Renault on the Clio V6 Sport and a famous Audi in the same factory.
Here in Japan many E500s had engine transplants at Mercedes in Japan to the larger and more rare E60. There are more E60s here in Japan than AMG authentic produced cars. Look for the 957 in the chassis code. The truth is in the code.