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Old 06-29-2001, 12:07 AM
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I was just wondering what the W stands for in all MB chassis numbers, and why is the 107 chassis, a R. Now I can guess that the R might be for roadster, but what is W for in the coupes and sedans? Also does anyone know the rhyme or reason to MB jumping from W114,W115,W116, then build a W126. They made the W123 to then be replaced by the W124, but where is the W125.
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Old 06-29-2001, 02:31 AM
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Old 06-29-2001, 03:17 PM
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Y.M is right. Once upon a time, I found all the words to all the chassis at another web site.. but will have to search through 50 bookmarks to find it again, then I can give it to y'all. It's a German word that begins with the letters W-A-G-O-N and then some more sylables.. can't remember the literal translation. Now for me, I always wondered why my Jag and MB are referred to as "Saloons".. makes me want to open the swinging doors and have a drink in them I also found a site that a British Magazine had rated the "top Saloons of all time" and your 116 Rick was in the top ten.. I believe as #6. Something to be proud of. Don't know why numbers "jump" around.. would like to know.
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As far as the "saloons" go, that is a British term for sedans. Whereas convertibles are "drop heads" or cabriolets. I once went to the German VW website and they list sedans as limosines and wagons as tourist. Hence, for MB, all wagons are "T"s.
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You may want to chek out the post I just placed about the M.B. nomenclature, named "W?, S", E?, L?, the M.B. alphabet game, more info..."

Maybe that would help to get some answers.

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