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Old 14th June 2004, 00:58   #1
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Default Evolution and History of Mercedes models over years - C, E, S and SL Class and more

So u were confused as to what are the different nomenclatures that Merc uses for its names. Whats a W124 Merc?? How different is it from the W210?? Check these pics to know the different models along with the model numbers and also to see the evolution of each model over the years.

Lets start with the SL Class :

W198II (1954-1963)
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W 113 Pagoda (1963-1971)
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W107 (1972–1989)
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R129 (1990–2002)
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R230 (2001Present)
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Mercedes E Class:

W120 / 121 (1953-1962)
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W110 (1961-1968)
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W114 (1968-1976)
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W123 (1975-1985)
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W124 (1984-1996)
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W210 (1995-2003)
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W211 (2002-2009)
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W212 (2009-Present)
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ill admit i dint know them all
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Great thread pal... wonderful idea.

Have to admit, as an old school merc lover, even i felt a lil' illiterate.

Not anymore.

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Mercedes S Class.

W180 (1954-1961)
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W111/W112 (1959-1967)
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W108 (1965-1972)
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W116 (1972-1979)
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W126 (1979-1990)
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W140 (1991-1999)
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W220 (1999-2006)
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W221 (2006-present)
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The other day, s350 and i were talking abt mercs and i was all dazed when he was rattling off the model nos. of all these different cars.
Thx a million v12. I feel my iq levels rise by another few points.
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What a post, V12. Simply amazing....simply nostalgic.

Way back in the end-60's, my father used to drive the W111 S-Class. It was his pride for a couple of years until the utter scarcity of spares forces him to let the Merc R.I.P.

He insists that it used to sail much better than the C. I always tell him..."well, wait till ya experience in the W126!!"

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Quote[/b] (GTO @ June 14 2004,09:47)]What a post, V12. Simply amazing....simply nostalgic.

Way back in the end-60's, my father used to drive the W111 S-Class. It was his pride for a couple of years until the utter scarcity of spares forces him to let the Merc R.I.P.

He insists that it used to sail much better than the C. I always tell him..."well, wait till ya experience in the W126!!"

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Well I have seen the evolution of S myself and GTO I'll agree with your Father there. If you want my dad *still has the W111 and the W220.. We can compare em side by side ,
But I had no clue about the SLs (except for 'pagoda' and early Es). So thanks a million v12, you pwn..

p.s. - Now would anybody be kind enough and tell us what do they stand for? would be much easier to remember and explain someone if they ask..



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S-Class (large sedans)
SL (Sports Light convertibles),
SLK (Short Light and Kompact);
E-Class (midsize sedans);
C-Class (sedans),
CL (full-size coupes),
CLK (smaller C-Class coupes);
and M-Class (sport utility).

The number after each of these models signifies the engine displacement. For example S600 would be a S Class with a 6000 cc engine. SL500 would be a SL class with a 5000 cc engine.



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excellent work v12
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Quote[/b] (v12 @ June 14 2004,11:36)]The number after each of these models signifies the engine displacement. For example S600 would be a S Class with a 6000 cc engine. SL500 would be a SL class with a 5000 cc engine.
Not always:

E200 is actually a 1.8, E200 D is a 2.2, E240 is actually a 2.6
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Oh forget W111 or anything man id say wait for W221,

And V12 an excellent post man keep em coming
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Nice info but certain Changes and correction :

S ( super saloon ; also a long distant luxury car )
E ( Mid size luxury cars cause they have it in the touring format too )
C ( Compact class )
CLK ( mid size coupe )
C coupe ( Smaller C coupe )

And correct ajmat hate the new way they play with numbers,
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ya ajmat. its not always that the numbers are right. The S350 actually has a 3700cc engine. Its just that in the last 2-3 years that Merc has started using confusing numbers.
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Hey thanks for the clarification S350.
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