MercedesBenz W124 Wikis (The Full Wiki)

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Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124

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Estate: 1,520 mm in)

Saloon: 1,430 mm (56.3 in)

1,410 mm (55.5 in)



The W124 is a mid-sized vehicle platform. Due to the high of German engineer-build-quality, the W124 was to last many miles, awards actually given and by high mileage versions 312k, 465k, 620k, miles). This unique of ownership explains the surprising still on the road 14 years the last one rolled off the assembly Cost cutting became in the mid/late 90s as the no expense spared Mercedes-Benz models with a construction and the use of quality materials to compete in price against Japanese high end cars.

suspension was a modified McPherson where the coil spring is from the strut. The rear of the W124 features the Mercedes axle introduced in 1982 the Mercedes 190 and which is now standard on modern cars. Estate (and optionally, saloons and had Citroen-like self-leveling rear with suspension struts than shock absorbers, suspension spheres to provide and an under bonnet pressurizing Unlike the traditional Citroën Mercedes opted for a fixed height and employed rear springs to maintain the static height when parked

The R129 is based on the W124 and not, as is sometimes assumed, on the W140 .

Much of the 124’s and many of its features were automotive technology at its introduction, innovations that have adopted throughout the industry. [ 1 ] It had one of the coefficient of drag (Cd) of any of the time (0.28 for the 200/200D for the European market with R15 tires) due to its aerodynamic body, included plastic molding for the to streamline airflow beneath the reducing fuel consumption and noise. It had a single windscreen that had an eccentric mechanism at its that extended the wiper’s to the top corners of the windscreen (more if it had traveled in a simple arc). The coupés and convertibles had optional headrests that would down remotely to improve visibility when required. feature was not available for the T-model of its specific layout (no space to the retractable headrests), but the station-wagon came with a neighbour-friendly door that was pulled in the silently and automatically by a sensor-controlled With the exception of the 200, was equipped with a Stromberg or carburetor but was not available to the United fuel injection was standard, and the incorporated features that performance. The most significant (over its predecessor the 123 series) was the of an oxygen sensor in the exhaust which, in conjunction with a fuel injection system, make the engine run more Thus producing a better produced to fuel used and also meeting stricter regulations. Mercedes-Benz’s four-wheel system, the 4Matic was first on the W124 in 1986.

The estate cars (model S124) came in 5- or 7-seat the 7-seater having a rear-facing seat that folded luggage compartment cover and an (in the US until 1994) retractable net. In the US 7-seat models standard, 5-seat models not available. The S124 estate in production alongside the new W210 the S210 estate launched than a year later. A coupe version was also with the model designation

Mercedes launched a cabriolet version in Europe in 1991, the 300 CE and in the UK (RHD) and Japan (LHD), the and North America, the 300CE, in These versions were as the E320 in 1993, complemented by the powerful, but less expensive in 1993, and the mainland-Europe-only E 200 in 1994. brought the E320 cabriolet to the USA and Japan from 1993-1995. were 68 E36 AMG cabriolets built 1993 until 1996 (54 LHD and 14 and even less 300CE 3.4 AMG 1992 until 1993 to the also rare E36 AMG coupe, (RHD only) and estate. The E220, and E200 cabriolets production in 1997. The cabriolets sought-after second hand [ citation needed ]. as one of the few full-size convertibles available.

The pre-facelift models from to 1993 used the model 200/T (carburettor), 200E/TE, 260E (saloon only), valve, 300E/TE, 400E in the UK), 420E (not in the UK) (LHD only in the UK). were the 200D/TD (not in the 250D/TD the 300D/TD. Facelift produced from 1993 to used the model designations: E220, E260, E280, E420 (not in the UK) E500 only in the UK). In the UK post-facelift were E250 Diesel only) and E300 Diesel estate) models

SsangYong Company of Korea licensed the design and continues to produce a version of the W124 as the Chairman. a Ssangyong badge. It has a 2.9 m (110 in) and 3.2 L Mercedes straight-6 M104 Chairman currently has 2.3 L (M111), 2.8 L and 3.2 L (M104) engines in its product SsangYong Chairman has developed a 3.6 L of M104 engine recently for its Chairman line up. The engine is XGi360.


Some main of the W124 series were to occupant safety. Derived the Mercedes 190 (W201), with the W124 shares the basic its likewise edgy body was to withstand an offset-crash in a concrete at some 35 mp/h without harm to the occupants and a largely passenger cabin, a windshield stays in place and doors to open without special tools. This crash-test outstanding in 1984 and developed by [ citation needed ] from the 70’s on with on-the-spot to meet more adequately the of accidents occurring in real became the base for the Euro-NCAP currently being the standard configuration in the EU. Most remarkably: Euro-NCAP, Mercedes required the of the W124 to withstand an offset from the front and from the

Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124

The W124 also featured a side airbag (option in standard in the USA), height-adjustable belts with electronic-mechanical (standard) for both front rear seat belts automatically adapted to the size of the (standard), pedals that moved inversely in a frontal (away from the drivers and in the direction of the bulkhead separating the from the engine) and door arm with deformable elements to reduce abdominal injury resulting from a side

The dashboard made of impact-absorbing, foam was reinforced with a aluminium layer which prevented hoses, valves, and other components from and engine from penetrating the dash board inside the cabin in a severe impact. the passenger glove box featured a point of rupture, which reduced the probability of front injuries.

Apart from the 190, the W124 was the first manufactured car in history to see widespread use of high-strength steels [ citation ]. which today are a standard in car

From late 1988 on, the was one of the first cars available a passengers side front-airbag as an worldwide.

Sportline option

offered an option called for the W124 and W201 chassis This option was available in the American market for the 1992-93 year 190E 2.6, 300E/300CE and 1993-95 E320/E320 In the European market, however, the option was available for all body The option package included seating (sedans, not coupes), wheels (7 rather than and lower profile tyres x 15 rather than 195/65 x quick ratio steering, badges on the front wing and gear knob, a slightly ride height and a specially suspension including shorter, springs, struts, anti-roll and bushes.

The suspension components of the Sportline were available as an option on all including estates, as Option 653 Sports Chassis with light alloy rims.

500 E

also included a sport of the W124, the 500 E. created in close and assembled by Porsche. It used the 32-valve V8 M119 Engine upon the 500 SL (R129) roadster, and engineered the suspension and chassis with a performance bias.

Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124
Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124
Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124
Mercedes-Benz E 220 CE C124


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