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Old 05-23-2000, 04:11 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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The expression "300D-T" seems to have come about as a way to tell the turbos from the non-turbos.

The first 300D turbo came out in the US in 1982 in the 123 body. From 1977-1981 the 123 300D did not have a turbo. In 1976, Mercedes put the five cylinder in a 114 body and called it a 300D.

Same for the wagons (300TD). They got the turbo in 1982. Does anyone know what the "T" stands for, presumably it's German?

Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'86 300E 5 speed
'95 C220 (wife's car)
'98 Porsche Boxster
Past: '79 280E, '82 300D (18 yrs), '77 240D,
4 250C's
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