Mercedes-Benz W124

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W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984/85 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class.wikipedia
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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W124 is the Mercedes-Benz internal chassis-designation for the 1984/85 to 1995/96 version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well as the first generation to be officially referred to as E-Class.
By the launch of the facelifted W124 in 1993 fuel-injection was ubiquitous in Mercedes engines, and the E was adopted as a prefix (i.e., E 220) and the model line referred to officially as the E-Class (or E-Klasse).

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210)

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The W124 models replaced the W123 models after 1985 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995.
W210 development started in 1988, three years after the W124's introduction.

Multi-link suspension

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The rear suspension of the W124 featured the Mercedes multi-link axle introduced in 1982 with the Mercedes W201 and which is now standard on many modern cars.
It was first introduced in the late 1960s on the Mercedes-Benz C111 and later on their W201 and W124 series.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (R129)

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The R129 SL roadster was based on the W124 platform, and in return, W124 was later equipped with one of the roadster's engines, creating the 500 E. It used the 5.0 L 32-valve V8 M119 Engine based on the engine from the 500 SL (R129) roadster.
Designed in 1984, the R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124.

4Matic

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Mercedes-Benz's four-wheel drive system, the 4Matic was first introduced on the W124 in 1987.
The first design of 4Matic system was introduced in 1987 on the W124 series (E Class) saloons (four-door) and estate (station wagon) cars.

Mercedes-Benz M111 engine

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Debuted in the 1992 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W124), this engine family is relatively oversquare and uses 4 valves per cylinder.

Mercedes-Benz W123

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The W124 models replaced the W123 models after 1985 and were succeeded by the W210 E-Class after 1995.

Mercedes-Benz 500 E

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Mercedes-Benz sold a high performance version of the W124, the 500 E, created in close cooperation with and assembled by Porsche.
From 1990 to 1995, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036).

Mercedes-Benz M103 engine

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This engine can be found in the W124 E-Class, W126 S-Class, Mercedes-Benz R129, W463 G-Class and the R107.

Mercedes-Benz M104 engine

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The Compression ratio is the same 10.0:1 on all W210, R129,and W140 but it did differ from 9.2:1 to 10.0:1 on W124 (M104.992).

Mercedes-Benz M119 engine

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It used the 5.0 L 32-valve V8 M119 Engine based on the engine from the 500 SL (R129) roadster.

Mercedes-Benz OM603 engine

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The 603 saw limited use in the W124, W126 and W140 model vehicles.

SsangYong Motor

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SsangYong Motor Company of Korea licensed the W124 design and continues to produce a stretched and rebodied version of the W124 as the Chairman, with a Ssangyong badge.

Seville

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Series production began at the beginning of November 1984, with press reveal taking place on Monday, 26 November 1984 in Sevilla, Spain, with customer deliveries and European market launch starting in January 1985.

Mid-size car

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The W124 was a mid-sized vehicle platform, which entered planning in the autumn of 1976 under development Hans Scherenberg.

Mercedes-Benz W201

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In April 1978, decisions were made to base it on the Mercedes-Benz W201 model program.

Self-levelling suspension

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Estate cars (and optionally, saloons and coupés) had Citroen-like rear self-leveling suspension with suspension struts rather than shock absorbers, gas-filled suspension spheres to provide damping and an under bonnet pressurizing pump.

Strut

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Estate cars (and optionally, saloons and coupés) had Citroen-like rear self-leveling suspension with suspension struts rather than shock absorbers, gas-filled suspension spheres to provide damping and an under bonnet pressurizing pump.

Air suspension

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Estate cars (and optionally, saloons and coupés) had Citroen-like rear self-leveling suspension with suspension struts rather than shock absorbers, gas-filled suspension spheres to provide damping and an under bonnet pressurizing pump.

Citroën

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Unlike the traditional Citroën application Mercedes opted for a fixed ride height and employed rear coil springs to maintain the static ride height when parked.