To everyone here. This is my first posting since I am also new to owning a Mercedes. My father has a 1985 300D Turbo (123), so I am already familar with these cars. I bought my 1980 300SD (116) a month ago and learning as I go. My question is about the interior. My car does not have the classic "MB Tex" interior. It has just standard vinyl. By that I mean the seats are not pleated like my father's car. However the only crack/tear is on the driver's seat left bolster. How long has MB been using "MB Tex"? I am just trying to figure out if maybe the interior was redone. Though I don't know why "MB Tex" would need replacing. My father's interior is in great shape. My car was built in April of 1980. Was "MB Tex" relatively new at that time and maybe was an option? Any insight would be appreciated.
1980 MB 300SD
1999 VW Passat Wagon