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Old 08-19-2001, 07:32 PM
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W123 Benz

What year Benz is the W123 run from and to! Gary Ps Is this car a diesel!
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Old 08-19-2001, 07:41 PM
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Yes it was a diesel and I believe it ran from 1980-1985, in the US anyway. Someone correct me if it started earlier than 80...
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Old 08-19-2001, 07:54 PM
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According to the MB Shop Manual, the 123 Series started in 1977.
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Old 08-19-2001, 08:23 PM
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W123 gasoline production quantity = 1.280.496

W123 Diesel production quantity = 1.416.419

So it looks more like 50-50 not 80-20.

Source is http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/6633/w123production.html
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Old 08-19-2001, 09:10 PM
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OK, now I know. But where is the data on models shipped to the US? The W123 link is the only information I have found on production quantities. I am also interested in information on the W115 chassis diesels in the US.
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Old 08-19-2001, 09:30 PM
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I knew they started earlier! Was there a face lift in 1980?
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2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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Old 08-19-2001, 09:38 PM
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Here's a link to a page I frequently use: http://home.hiwaay.net/~gbf/mbmodels.html It takes a while to load and I can't attest for total accuracy, but the guy is sincere
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Old 08-19-2001, 09:56 PM
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You're right about that link taking a while to load. It's still going on my PC. I've seen it before, but there is no picture of the W115 chassis,
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Old 08-20-2001, 01:30 AM
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And the 617 engine (300 series 3 liter) got a turbocharger in '81. There were also some interior refinements along the way, and some other minor engine modifications, but no significant exterior changes.

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Old 08-20-2001, 02:53 AM
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Since we're on this topic, it might be apt to ask of your opinion.

My brother is deciding to change the front orange original signal lights to clear ones. I said it looks quite funny if its white in front and orange at the rear.

I have never seen the W123 to have clear plastic signal lights, and even if they did come with it ... its not classic. Is it?
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Old 08-20-2001, 12:22 PM
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As far as I know. Turn signals amber, stop/tail red, headlights white, markers amber. These are standard colors used all over the world, I believe by an international agreement of regulators and manufacturers. They are also required by law. My nieghbor's son just spent $250 to do customizing lights etc.. on his pickup only to be cited Saturday night as they don't meet DOT regulations. He will have to remove them and pay a fine.
Vehicle lighting regulations are very specific as to color, size, intensity and placement.
You can buy all kinds of neat stuff for cars and they will sell it to you but it may not be legal for street use.

My pet peeve is the striped tail light covers with the logos. They cover 50% of the tail/stop lights surface area. Look great in the daytime but very hard to see at night or during reduced visibility.
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