The car had 153k miles on the odometer with no serious damage that I knew of. Recently we were driving up north and my sister was in the rear seat which is the best place to be due to the double pane windows and the suspension design. You nail it on your description. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Among the things you should think about is an entertainment system for your vehicle. If you have ever owned an S600, S500, S420, or S320 you will know what I'm talking about. That kind of money was utterly unheard of in vehicle development back then and still commands a jaw drop even by todays standards.
Discreet Revisions At the Geneva Motor Show of March 1994 the S-Class sedans were presented with discreet stylistic modifications. At the same time, the now superfluous guide rods in the rear fenders were discontinued in all S-Class limousines. Transmitters and receivers of the ultrasonic signals were combined in sensors integrated into front and rear bumpers, without diminishing in any way the protective function of the bumpers. The air-conditioning blows a gale when called for but is another point to look out for on these vehicles. This served to flatten off the height of the trunk and to make the rear end as a whole appear broader and lower set. This may be considered a very bold statement in the automotive world but in my most sincere opinion, the Mercedes-Benz W140 S-class would have to be one of the best built, and most over-engineered vehicles of all time.
Obviously the 5 speed automatic is superior to the 4 speed but many are of the opinion that the earlier 1992-1994 cars have higher quality interior materials. On the other hand, one thing to note: agility. A neglected basketcase will destroy you. This impression was underlined by the addition of colorless glass covers for the front turn indicator lamps. I have owned many of these cars over the years as you can see on here. For better visibility during the night or in cases of mist, headlamps made of strong aluminum, steel, and plastic parts can be of help. I just wonder when the market is going to recognise this and give the W140s some credit.
I have had over 35 cars or even more and definitely this is the most comfortable car ever built. The electrically-operated exterior mirrors could be folded back to gain extra space when maneuvering in tight situations by means of a centrally-positioned switch on the center console, the same switch serving also to angle the mirrors correctly. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. An interesting detail to note here is that the model designation of the 3. I work at a European prestige dealership and have yet to find a quieter ride even in newer S classes, although I am as yet to drive a W222. It is as good as you will ever see. Fortunately mine blows very cold but the heater does not work, this is most likely the blower regulator which is an easy job but worth checking nonetheless.
Most congregated in Russia, Japan and America with a few in Australia and Europe. Drake let me take a test drive for as long as I wanted. Safety had already been taken to high standards in the predecessor model series, but here numerous measures achieved further improvements. The V12 is brilliant and was the most powerful mainstream engine Mercedes had produced when released but is also the most temperamental and costly to maintain. This alone made possible the high compression ratio of 10:1, necessary for optimum use of fuel. Ride comfort was also improved considerably by the soundproofing properties of the windows, the first time this feature had been used in a passenger car series.
Make sure to check out my other websites as well. Further Improvements In June 1996 the S-Class underwent further improvements. Just speaking from experience with w123, w210, w203, w211, and w163 ownership experience. Mercedes-Benz built 432,732 examples of the 140 series, comprising 406,710 sedans and 26,022 coupés. I have a W 140 1993 V8 and most of your comments are absolutely true. The W140 and W124 Are Likely My Fav with The S-Class Being Overall The best one Ever Made! Being so corpulent one would think the W140 would be difficult to steer or manoeuvre in small spaces, they would be wrong.
The headlights have energy saving bulbs that ensure your battery does not get drained. After 1993 it was changed to S320, S420, S420L, S500, S500L, S600. The new body structure, for example, provided even more safety in all types of accidents. Developed as a new official representational sedan and equipped with special protection technology, this vehicle continued a long Mercedes-Benz tradition. This is going on the basis that I source the parts and repair myself with the help of youtube university and some handyness. The car was built using early supercomputers and as a result is highly complicated with a plethora of wonderful features that also require vigilant upkeep lest cataclysmic vehicular failure overcome the vehicle.
The rear seat is just the same, affording backseat passengers with climate control and their own vanity mirrors too. The W140 S class is at the very bottom of it's depreciation curve and represents the pinnacle of Benz ingenuity and engineering prowess, to an extent that we will probably never see again, due to the necessity to compete financially with other auto makers. A newly developed double wishbone front axle, mounted on a subframe, provided front suspension - a system designed to isolate the body from audible and perceptible vibrations. They came with many different engines to from the 6cyl. In this respect, the meticulous design and coordination of the running gear played a particular role. The Pullman sedan in the W 140 series was also available as both S 500 and S 600 without armoring. With a seven-liter volume in order to avoid any excess fuel consumption on account of the catalytic converter, it ensured a high degree of long-term stability.
In contrast to its predecessor, the new diesel model offered a turbo engine with four-valve technology and intercooling. It was many of these upgrades that were later copied or supplied to other car manufacturers. Production of both these armored models began in February 1992, one year after main production start-up for the W 140 series. In my estimates we can eradicate 3 quarters of those due to age, crashes and gangster mods which leaves our planet with staggeringly few left. A completely new five-speed automatic transmission with torque converter lock-up clutch - a unit that had been fitted to the S 600 coupe since May 1995 - now replaced the four-speed transmission with hydraulic control in the sedans. The special-production car measured 6,213 millimeters in length and was therefore exactly one meter longer than the long-wheelbase S 600.
Timing Chains are pretty durable, if you can afford to have them done along with timing chain tensioners they are a good thing to do but it is not uncommon for them to last over 200k miles without a hitch. Accommodations within the W140 are cavernous and superlative, leather, wood trim and space abound. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Most likely going to purchase a 1994 S320 with 120k miles on it. Debate is rife on the W140 forums wether the pre or post facelift cars are better.