– 1994 Mercedes-Benz 220 CE from the W124 series
– delivered and always registered in Germany
– beautiful colour combination: bordeaux metallic paintwork and black fabric interior
– 2.2 litre petrol engine with a power output of 110 kW (150 hp), mated to automatic gearbox
– sunroof and dual zone climate control
– electrically adjustable seats, front and rear centre armrests
– runs on AMG alloys
– front wishbone bushes, tie rods and shock absorbers renewed in 2014/2015
– various repair receipts available
– German registration documents and valid technical approval until 03/2019
– a future classic fit for daily driving
Even a hugely successful car series needs to be replaced eventually, so the Mercedes W 123, a volume seller with over 2.7 million units, was superseded by the W 124 in 1984. For the next decade and more, this Mercedes defined the standard for mid-size luxury cars. The styling came from Bruno Sacco, and engineering as well as build quality were nothing short of excellent – so much so, that its fans have taken to nicknaming the W 124 “the last true Mercedes”. Despite its somewhat box-shaped lines with the prominent radiator grille, typical for Mercedes cars of its era, the W 124 actually had a very low drag coefficient of 0.28 (with slim tyres).
A wide selection of engines was available: petrol engines with 4, 6 or 8 cylinders and diesel engines with 4, 5 or 6 cylinders. Apart from the sedan, which was by far the most common body style, there were also station wagons (as of 1985), coupés (1987) and convertibles (1991), as well as rare long-wheelbase variants. The W 124 was facelifted in 1989 and then again in 1993, when the name “E-Class” was introduced.
Production numbers of the W 124 reached almost the level of its predecessor, totalling 2,562,143 vehicles.