The interior color was changed from saddle to black to accommodate the acquisition of a pair black 500e front seats. The 500e seats were never available in saddle color so recovering them would have been a pricey proposition. The interior also boasts a 500e 390mm steering wheel and all wood trim has been switched over from Zebrano to Burl wood.
The entire suspension has been rebuilt to either Mercedes Sportline or 500e specs. It now features 500e sway bars, 500e springs, Bilstein Sport front shocks, and all of the rubber bushings (there are a ton) have been replaced. The late model CLK 16" wheels are prized by those in the know because they only weigh 13 lbs each. The low unsprung weight does wonders for the steering feel.
The wagon is being replaced by a W124 coupe with the same engine swap except it will be backed up by a 5 speed manual transmission.