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Old 02-14-2003, 10:58 AM
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300/500E Interior

Would someone please tell me the differences between the 300E and the 500E interior? Just curious.
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Old 02-14-2003, 11:00 AM
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Hi Robert, the main difference is the the 500E had leather Recaro sport seats (beefier bolstering and different stiching) - very nice. Also the rear seat was more a two-bucket configuration with a center wood-grained console as between the front seats.

I'd check Dean's need2speed website - I'm sure there are pictures there.

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Old 02-14-2003, 01:05 PM
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You'll find the same interior as standard in the 300CE coupe. The 2 plus 2 sport seating was also a factory option throughout the W124 range.

European models had much greater variety of options than was available in NA - I've seen pics of 500E interiors with cloth seat inserts and no center consoles.

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