Mercedes-Benz W124

Mercedes-Benz W124

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Designed by Mercedes's head of design Bruno Sacco, the W124 range immediately became the benchmark by which medium-sized car models were judged in the late 1980s due to its engineering excellence and high build quality. There was a model to suit every would-be-buyer, from the taxi driver through the family motorist and on to those who were willing and able to pay for luxury and performance. This book covers: design, development and manufacture of all models of W124 including estates, cabriolets and the stylish coupe range; engines and performance; special editions and AMG models and, finally, buying and owning a W124 today. Superbly illustrated with 264 colour photographs.But observers of the Mercedes scene might have known that this focus on high performance could not last. ... 24valve engine first seen in the W140 SClass 300SE and 300SEL of 1990, and both had Mercedesa#39; new a#39;resonance variable inlet manifolda#39;, in which a pneumatically controlled flap divided ... Manual gearboxes were standard, though, with an overdrive type for the 280E and the closeratio type with.

Title:Mercedes-Benz W124
Author:James Taylor
Publisher:Crowood - 2015-05-31


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