Mercedes Benz W123 / Mercedes Benz Economypoint org

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Mercedes Benz W123

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The W123 was the main of Mercedes Benz in the years to 1986. It counts E-class to the middle class, with today mentioned. Predecessor is the also /8 mentioned. Successor is the Predecessors and successor were in each case one year

History

Due to from the outset high demand with times of over 2 years, in because of doubts around the of the new model parallel to the new series old (W114/115) was further-built still one year. So the friends of the proven old could order this for a while. By the high demand for the new it came to wild speculations, which up to 5.000 DM over price were paid, in faster into the benefit of model to only come. did not repeat itself in German history with mass vehicles until today. A proof for the enormous success of the is the fact that succeeded W123 than the so far only the VOLKSWAGEN gulf of place 1 of the statistics in Germany to displace even if only once. secured itself the W123 202.252 permissions scarcely the place before the gulf 200.892 permissions.

The series W123 were — for the first time Mercedes — in three as classical sedan with as combination (called with T-model) and as sporty also shortened wheel base. that there were sedans with extended base and chassis as basis for superstructures such as ambulances or … cars.

All W123 the Coupes and 280ern was delivered round headlights. After a care in September 1982 all got broadband headlights.

Already from 1981 at that as unusual extras were to be had as and ABS; the joy over it was directly clouded however by exorbitant

Engines

As engines both (models 200 . 230 . 230 E . 250 . 280 and 280 E existed; the E-models had a injection) with 94 to 185 HP and diesel ( 200 D . 220 D . 240 D . 300 D . 300 D turbo-Diesels ) with 55 to 88 HP (turbo: 125 To commencement of production with 250 all engines from the W114/115 was taken over; the type 250 to the predecessor received a litre of the old concept (a obenliegende cam shaft carburetor) to capacity-extended 2.8. from April 1980 a new development waited for the installation, the of the type M102 ( 200 . 230 E ) with 109 136 HP. It replaced and somewhat the uneconomic engine become outdated Thus the arrears could be up on the competition within this and the 230 E became the most successful of this series.

In the USA the turbo-Diesel was blocked also in the in order to improve prescribed consumption there. Furthermore also the Coupe of the W123 as Diesels 300 CD (at first with 80, with 88 HP) and/or 300 CD turbo-Diesels (at with 123, later 125 HP) as well as standard automatic and particularly equipment (a climatic was orderable among other against surcharge) offered.

Germany the engine offer of the was limited to the types 230 C, 280 C and 280 CE. 1980 replaced initially offered 230 C 109 HP of 230 CE with 136 HP and 280 C painted.

Technology

The W 123 was completely newly designed which oriented themselves both at its predecessor (W114/W115) as as the new S-class of 1972 (W116). /8-Reihe the new model took above all the engines, an exception was the again designed 2,5-Liter-Sechszylinderaggregat of the Benz 250 (M123).

From the among other things the wishbone front wheel came. The guidance axes of of the wheels were in such a way that their meant agreed with the space of the tires on the roadway. This attitude (guidance roll zero) ensured when for the fact that the wheels not diverted inward or outside. the double wishbone axle the driving bolster introduced the pontoon was void as unit of transmission and front wheel In the tail of the W 123 worked a diagonal axle, which had already in the W 114/115.

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To the security of the passengers contributed in the combination of a still sturdier space with large zones: Front and tail of the were appropriate to distort with a collision controlled and in a way to take up in the case of an impact energy clearly, than earlier constructions the case had The central range of the body, the cell in such a way specified patented as shape-firm passenger surrounds by crunch zones in and in the back ), had received still stability by the installation from closed profiles in roof and the six roof columns. For better protection stronger cross-beams into steering column of the 123 with view of the security of the had been likewise optimized: A pipe connected jacket and guidance aggregate. In an accident corrugated pipe could in different direction. Thus the was reduced that the steering penetrated into the passenger

With the W123 also the era of the wheel circuit ended Mercedes. While this was last for the transmission in the W115, another mechanism selector at the steering wheel could be for the W123.

Reliability

The model was according to opinion of many and enthusiasts the last Mercedes, was built still in old style and high quality. Both the simple operability as well as the durable technology are today legendary. In the General German Association breakdown statistics the stated its class undisputed. The 1982 an average road were certified from km to the first breakdown. Also the taxis was the W123 of unquestioned leaders.

By good care of the and frequent passing on to the next could still hold therefore to today approximately copies, which meet us on the roads in Germany (and the of the world). Particularly in Africa the Diesel models are still although in often desolate condition.

It means, who heard the full sound of a door of the when falling in the lock, it perhaps why this is the latter the good Benze. Briefly the introduction of the successor W124 revolted and drove at that from protest over initial building and/or faults even before the Benz company center Stuttgart.

Numbers of items

Altogether W123 were produced. them the sedans with copies constituted the by far largest Nevertheless 199,517 units of the new developed, in addition came 13,700 sedans with wheel base as well as 8,373 chassis for special Approximately 1.080.000 cars of the were exported.

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