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Mercedes-Benz 240 D (W 123)

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Vehicle details

240 D
W 123
W 123
1978
25.600 Kilometer
1
26.05.1978
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Collectors Edition
on request
on request
on request
Yes
on request
plus value added tax according to 25 § a USTG

Technical details

limousine
65 PS
2.404 ccm
4
4
left
stickshift
4
disc brakes
disc brakes
diesel
24.6 s
133 km/h
9,5 l

Individual configuration

Classic white (DB 737)
Stoff Blue (DB 002)
cloth
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
448.986
07.1975/02.1976 - 11.1985

Options

Ausstattung laut Datenkarte:
422 = Servolenkung

Vehicle history

Vehicle history: Mercedes-Benz 240 D (W 123)

 

In January 1976 the W 114/115 series „Stroke Eight“ models were replaced by a totally reconstructed type range with the internal designation W 123. The model family ranged from the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Diesel with 55 hp to the 2.8-liter 6-cylinder injection engine with 185 hp.

The new model range orientated itself to the S-Class which had been produced for three and a half years. Thus the new medium-size type was also provided with a semi-trailing arm rear axle which had already been introduced with the „Stroke Eight“ models. Furthermore it was equipped with a double-wishbone front suspension with zero steering-offset. The chassis sub-frame of the preceding models was not necessary any more. All other safety-related construction details realised for the first time in series 107 and 116 were of course transferred to the medium-size types. The most important improvements, in comparison to the preceding model range, was the even more stable security passenger cell with stiffened roof-frame structure, high-strength roof and door pillars as well as reinforced doors. The energy absorption of the front and rear deformation zone in the front and rear end was significantly increased by a controlled deformation capacity.

A technical novelty was the safety steering column, realised for the first time in series 123. Steering aggregate and steering column tube were linked together by a corrugated metal tube. In case of a crash, this corrugated metal tube could buckle to the side. This was a further step to reduce the danger of the column tube invading the interior of the car.

The various big round dual head lamps were a characteristic design of the new models. Next to the main head lamp, under a common lens, there was a smaller halogen fog lamp. Differing from that, the two top models of the series, Types 280 and 280 E, were provided with rectangular halogen wide-band head lamps. Externally both 2.8-liter models differed in three further points from their less powerful brothers. Type 280 as well as 280 E had a twin-scroll exhaust system – with twin end pipes, chromed air induction grill in front of the windscreen and an additional chrome strip under the rear lamps.

The range of engines was mostly taken over from the preceding models. The only exception was the Type 250, which was not provided with the old 2.8-liter aggregate M 130 any more, but with the newly constructed 2.5-liter 6-cylinder engine. According to a long tradition, the 123 series saloons were also available as chassis with partial bodywork. They were completed to ambulances, estate cars and other special versions by body manufacturers at home and abroad. As in the preceding series, there was a variant with normal wheelbase, the 240 D and 230, as well as a prolonged version with Types 240 D, 300 D and 250. Ambulance constructions based on this chassis were mostly built at Binz in Lorch and at Miesen in Bonn. Among the best known German producers of funeral cars on the basis W 123 were the body makers Pollman in Bremen, Rappold in Wülfrath, Stolle in Hannover and Welsch in Mayen.

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