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Old 05-30-2003, 03:11 AM
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1992 - 1999 W140 change list.... I need your helps.....

I had post a detail list before, but fellow member "Sixto" pointed out that it's a dead link now.... So I decided to write another one.... It's not finished yet, but I will post what I have so far..... There are slight differences between Canadian-Spec and US-Spec W140 in equipments, so if any one has anything to add, please PM me and/or email me @ akry@hotmail.com

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class US/Canadian Spec W140/C140 changes
1992 V 1999 W140/C140

1992
W140 released in Fall 1991 as 1992 model in North America

Models:
300SE - SWB
300SD - SWB
400SE - SWB
500SEL - LWB
600SEL - LWB

Major Options:
Glass Sunroof (No Charge on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Mobile Phone (Non-Portable)
Activated Charcoal Filter (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Heated Front Seats (STD on all Canadian Models. STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Heated Rear Seats (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Power Rear Sunshade
Power Rear Seatback (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL, Heated Rear Seats included)
4-Zone Climate Control (STD on 600SEL)
4-Place-Seating Package (All Models)
CD-Changer
Multicontour Front Seats
ASR (300SE & 400SE, STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
ASD (300SD)
ADS (300SE, 400SE, 500SEL, STD on 600SEL)

1993
400SE replaced by 400SEL
New Front Center Armrest
S-Class Coupe introduced in North America in Spring 1993

Model:
300SE - SWB
300SD - SWB
400SEL - LWB
500SEL - LWB
500SEC - Coupe
600SEL - LWB
600SEC - Coupe

Major Options:
Glass Sunroof (No Charge on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Mobile Phone (Non-Portable)
Activated Charcoal Filter (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Heated Front Seats (STD on all Canadian Models. STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Heated Rear Seats (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
Power Rear Sunshade (STD on 500SEL, 500SEC, 600SEL & 600SEC)
Power Rear Seatback (STD on 500SEL & 600SEL, Heated Rear Seats included)
4-Zone Climate Control (STD on 600SEL)
4-Place-Seating Package (LWB Only)
CD-Changer (STD on 500SEL, 500SEC, 600SEL & 600SEC)
Multicontour Front Seats
ASR (300SE & 400SE, STD on 500SEL & 600SEL)
ASD (300SD)
ADS (300SE, 400SE, 500SEL, STD on 600SEL)

1994
New Style Stereo Deck
Refined rear parking rod (longer rod)
Model Designation Change

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S350 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
S500C
S600C


1995
1st Facelift: New front/rear bumpers, side claddings, headlight/taillights, clear front sidemarkers, larger interior door armrests, newly designed interior door panels, digital odometer/trip meter display, S600 gets full-leather-interior.
Body-colored antenna base
Electric Trunk Lid Release button added to center console.
Power Lock/Unlock button relocated to center console
S600 gets unique grill treatment
Headlight Wipers become optional on S320 SWB
Canadian-Spec S500 & S600 gains FULL NAPPA LEATHER INTERIOR and Dual-Tone C140 style seats
Last Year for S350 Turbodiesel

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S350 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
S500C
S600C



1996
5-Speed electronic automatic replaced older, 4-Speed hydraulic unit on ALL V8 & V12 models
Rear parking rod no longer on Sedans
Keyless Remote uses both Radio Frequency and Infrared
Rear lock/unlock indicator is no more
Newly designed A/C controls (Single DIN)
Interior Rear Mirror no longer power operated
Burl Walnut Wood in ALL models (Replaced Zebrano Wood in S320/S420)
Newly design gear shift knob
Turbodiesel W140 dropped from line-up
S500 no longer has Power Rear Seatback STD

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
S500C
S600C


1997
2nd Facelift, new alloy rims (6-spokes), monotone exterior paintjob (Coupe & Sedan), Xenon headlights available (STD on S500C & S600C). Newly designed taillights (white/clear turn signal lenses instead of orange, sedan & coupe)
Parktronic (STD on S600, S500C & S600C, optional on other models)
Front Side-Airbag STD on all models
Integrated Garage Door Opener added
Activated Charcoal Filter STD on all models
Calyptus Wood in S320, Burl Walnut Wood in all other models
Auto-Dim Driver-Side Mirror added to all models
Canadian-Spec S500 no longer has 2-tone full leather interior(w/C140 Style seats). Switched back to regular interior as S320/S420

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
S500C
S600C


1998
S-Class Coupe designation change to CL-Class
Baby-Smart added to all models
New Front Center Armrest

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
CL500
CL600


1999
Last Year Production for W140/C140
Introduction of US-Exclusive S500 Grand Edition with unique features only found on S500 GE, approx 600 units were produced

Model:
S320 (SWB)
S420 (LWB)
S500 (LWB)
S500 Grand Edition (LWB)
S600 (LWB)
CL500
CL600

Major Options:
ESP (STD on S600 & CL600)
Automatic Rear Leveling (STD on S500, CL500, S600 & CL600)
Parktronic (STD on CL500, CL600 & S600)
Xenon Headlight (STD on CL500 & CL600)
Heated Rear Seats (STD on S500 & S600)
Power Rear Sunshade (STD on S600 & CL600)
Power Rear Seatback (STD S600, Heated Rear Seats included, N/A on CL500 & CL600)
4-Zone Climate Control (STD on S600, N/A on CL500 & CL600)
4-Place-Seating Package (S500 & S600 Only, N/A on S320 & S420)
CD-Changer (STD on CL500, S600 & CL600)
Multicontour Front Seats (STD on S600 & CL600, can only be ordered individually)
Integrated Mobile Phone
Portable Mobile Phone

NOTE: It seems that US-Spec S600 Sedan has Xenon STD, but Parktronic Optional. Yet, Canadian-Spec has Parktronic STD and Xenon Optional. ALL Canadian-Spec W140/C140 has Heated Front Seats STD. ALL S500 and S600 has Rear Heated Seat STD. Also, it seems Canadian-Spec LWB W140 never had Rear Auto-Leveling as option. Only US-Spec has this option available.
1997, 1998 are basically the same as 1999... I will fill in the blank later....
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Old 05-30-2003, 04:01 AM
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- is that like giving someone the finger in German? Just kidding.

Thanks for your effort, akry.

Folks, please help out akry. I'm very interested in stuff like this. I wish someone had lists for all MB series.

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Old 05-30-2003, 08:29 AM
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Akry, that list is great. A question for you; do you know how many w140s were sold in Canada by year/ or model? I have emailed MB Canada several times, their server acknowledges receipt of the email, but they never reply. According to an MB dealer, the list in Canada for a '93 600sel (at the time) was $181,000 cdn and if I remember correctly the '93 sl600 list was $165,000 cdn (I'll go digging and see if I can find that price list for you, it had the list prices for that year.) The MB dealer also indicates that the 600 sedans are rarer than the sl 600 models. I'm curious as to what the actual sales by year were for each model.
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Old 05-30-2003, 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by mithra
Akry, that list is great. A question for you; do you know how many w140s were sold in Canada by year/ or model? I have emailed MB Canada several times, their server acknowledges receipt of the email, but they never reply. According to an MB dealer, the list in Canada for a '93 600sel (at the time) was $181,000 cdn and if I remember correctly the '93 sl600 list was $165,000 cdn (I'll go digging and see if I can find that price list for you, it had the list prices for that year.) The MB dealer also indicates that the 600 sedans are rarer than the sl 600 models. I'm curious as to what the actual sales by year were for each model.
Interesting enough, I asked the same question about it a while ago... MB Canada seems to be a bit uptight about it.... And wont' spill the beans..... But I bet it's some where around 100 - 150 units a year... OR less.... I will try dig up more and see what I can find......
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:51 PM
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Great list! Very helpful, especially since I am in the market for one. However, a few things that I have found out include:

1) '97-'99 S500 sedan xenons were standard.

2) In '98 the tan interior dash color was changed. If you look at the tan interior of a 97 vs 98 you will notice that the top part of the dash is much lighter and more closely matches the color or the seats.


Question:

Why don't the coupes have rear heated seats?
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Old 06-13-2003, 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by MPM77
Great list! Very helpful, especially since I am in the market for one. However, a few things that I have found out include:

1) '97-'99 S500 sedan xenons were standard.

2) In '98 the tan interior dash color was changed. If you look at the tan interior of a 97 vs 98 you will notice that the top part of the dash is much lighter and more closely matches the color or the seats.


Question:

Why don't the coupes have rear heated seats?
Interesting.... I will compile the list and have it post ASAP....

For Xenon headlights, Xenon was standard on S500/S600 COUPE, from 1997 - 1999... But Coupe was renamed to CL500/CL600 in 1998.....

Also, early W140 has black dash and steering wheel, as well as part of the door panels in black when you get beige or brown leather.....Can't remember exactly when they have started putting color-matched dash/steering wheel... But I sure will try to find out and add it to the list...
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