I've asked many questions here before and I've been rewarded with great reponses from all of your knowledge and experiences.
I've been car shopping for a while and this time round I've been able to be patient and will wait for the right car with the right colors and service records.
I must admit, it has been a little frustrating playing the waiting game and I've changed from searching for a W124 to W124 coupe and now to a W126.
I've spent some time reading the search section to help me decide which model will be right for me, and I believe the winner is a 1991 300sel.
In North America, I believe these cars came pretty much fully loaded. Here is what I found:
Wheelbase 121.1 in
Curb weight 3,770 lb 1990: 3,785 lb
Trunk capacity 15.2 cu ft
Fuel capacity 23.8 gal
*******comparing to a 560sel, the only difference is the weight*
*Exterior Features :
-Headlamp washers with wipers.
-Locking and Security- Antitheft alarm system.
*Interior Features :
-Seating and trim- Leather upholstery.
*****Electrically adjustable rear seat (560sel) Is this available for the 300sel?
*****Heated rear seats(560sel) Is this available for the 300sel?
-Audio, navigation and communication- High-performance 10-speaker sound system
-Restraint systems- SRS with driver air bag.
*Individually Available Options
-1989-91: Front passenger air bag.
-1991: Automatic Slip Control (ASR).
-1988: High-performance 10-speaker sound system.
-Electric tilt/sliding sunroof (no charge).
-Heated front and/or rear seats.
-Velour upholstery (no charge).
Independent double A-arms, lower arm with brake force compensation strut, coil springs, single-tube gas-pressurized shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.
Independent diagonal pivot axle with semi-trailing arms, antilift and antisquat geometry, four constant velocity joints, coil springs, single-tube gas-pressurized shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
(******560 had automatic level control*********)
Wheels 6.5Jx15H2 aluminum alloy.
Tires 205/65 R15 93H. 1989: 205/65 R15 94H.
Brakes 2-circuit hydraulic power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes. Antilock Braking System (ABS).
Engine & Drivetrain -
-Engine 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder.
-Net power 177 hp @ 5,700 rpm
-Net torque 188 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
-Compression ratio 9.2:1
-Fuel requirement Premium unleaded gasoline.
-Fuel and ignition system KE III. 1990: KE-5.
********what is the differnce between the KE III AND KE-5?
-Transmission 4-speed automatic
Basically, the cars were equipped quite similar. My reading tells me that the V8 engine had a Guide rail problem and that the 6cyl was more reliable. I don't need much power, so the 6cyl is fine in that respect, but I would like to have the one with the best reputation.
What is the differnce between the KE III AND KE-5? since Mercedes used KE-5 in 1990, was that a new and improve version?
What I'm asking is am I right with the information that I gathered and what do you guys recommend to look for?
Thanks for all the help