Restoring a Mercedes W126 300SD Part 1: Walk-a-round Inspection
And so the restoration begins. Let Kent take you on a walk around this
newly acquired 1981 300SD. See the pluses and minuses. They you can decide
if he got a good deal or not. You will enjoy the name chosen. You may think
he is crazy but he is going to start by spending a few hours make the car
look better - this is to enhance motivation! For parts to restore your
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W140 Mercedes Benz S500 S600 Coupe 2 Owner CLEAN CL S 500 S 600 420 320 CL500
1 Owner car guy AKA Nathan Wratislaw here and this W140 is one of My
favorites it is a 1995 Mercedes Benz S500 Coupe or CL500. Its a Great car
and has only had 2 owners with only 80,000 original miles You will
absolutly LOVE this car if a S500C is what you are looking for. I sell A
LOT of 600 500 420 and 320 cars and the W140 is pretty much the top of the
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Development on the W140 began in 1981, originally set for an autumn 1989
release. From 1982 to 1986 several designs were reviewed, until December
1986 when the final design was approved. Several prototypes were tested
onwards from early 1987. A delay was made to accommodate a V12 engine and
resulted in the final prototype being completed in June 1990. Pilot
production models were made from July 1990 to January 1991. In 1991, to
compete with the Lexus LS 400, a series of additional features were rushed
for the launch of the W140. The W140 introduced innovations such as
double-pane window glazing, power-assisted closing for doors and boot lid,
electric windows which lowered back down upon encountering an obstruction,
rear-parking markers which rose from the rear wings (discontinued on later
vehicles, and replaced with sonar-assisted parking) and a heating system
which, if desired, continued to emit warm air after the engine was turned
off. For details like this, the W140 is often known as the last Mercedes to
be "overengineered," a Mercedes trait that was costing the company in
product delays and overbudgeting. According to Motor Trend, this action
reportedly caused project cost overruns and resulted in the departure of
Wolfgang Peter, Daimler-Benz's chief engineer. The vehicle is believed
to have cost Mercedes-Benz over $1 billion to develop. For the consumer,
the W140 cost a considerable 25 percent more than its predecessor, the
The W140 was to feature air-suspension as an option, but it was dropped
shortly before launch because Mercedes was still perfecting the technology
at the time. Mercedes chose to launch air-suspension in the next generation
S-Class in 2000. The W140 instead used a hydropneumatic rear suspension,
first introduced on the W126 to be used on the S500 and S600 models.
Following the mid-year facelift in 1994, Mercedes-Benz made Electronic
Stability Control an optional fixture to both sedan and coupé body styles
in the W140 range. Both the sedan and coupé body styles were equipped with
Acceleration Slip Regulation (ASR) as a standard feature.
Like its predecessor, the car was available in two wheelbase lengths (short
W140 and long V140) along with the C140 coupé. In 1992, a new 6 litre 402
engine joined the lineup for the first time with the 600SEL and 600SEC. A
"V12" badge was affixed to the C-pillar.
In 1993, the 402 horsepower V12 engine was
slightly detuned to 389 horsepower to comply with
tighter emission control regulations in the United States and Europe. The
V8 models were tuned down from 322 horsepower to 315 horsepower.
The W140 600SEL was available with wooden rear ash tray covers,
wood/leather shift knob, leather dashboard and a suede headliner, unlike
the V8 and inline 6-cylinder models. Following the facelift in 1994, the
rebadged S600 was updated with a wood/leather steering wheel, a V12 badge
on the wood/leather shifter, double needle stitching all over the interior
and two tone nappa leather seating -- further distinctions from its lower
Following the new Mercedes-Benz tradition of mid-life facelifts (starting
with the W126 in 1986), the W140 received a minor facelift in 1994. The
clear turn signal indicator lenses on the front were the most obvious
change, as was the grille including a new and distinctive one for S600's.
Headlamps were fitted with separate low H7, H1 fog, and high H1 beam
reflectors in 1995, pre 1995 used an H4 bulb and H3 for the fog lamp. In
April 1995, "Parktronic" replaced the parking guiders on the rear boot lid.
In June 1996, the two tone exterior bumpers were painted to match the upper
portions of the vehicles and the rear indicator lenses became clear.
Height of the W140 production models varied between years (1992-94 W140
Sedan: 58.7 in; 1992-94 V140 Sedan: 58.9 in; 1995-96 W140 Sedan: 58.4 in;
1997-99 V140 Sedan: 58.3 in; C140 Coupe: 56.7 in; 1997-99 W140 Sedan: 58.5
Restoring a Mercedes W126 300SD Part 8: Diesel Engine Health Quick Checks
To purchase Mercedes Diesel engine repair tools and parts click here:
There are a few things you can do and look at to determine how healthy an
old Mercedes diesel engine actually is. They can be done in about 10
minutes. In this video Kent will demonstrate these quick checks on his
newly acquired W126 300SD and discuss the results. You may want to do these
on your own diesel and if you plan to buy a 220D, 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD,
300SD, 190D, 300SDL, etc. you will definitely want to apply these simply
testes BEFORE you buy.
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Test und Beweis - die Qualitäten der Mercedes S-Klasse W126, 1982
Test und Beweis.
Extreme Versuche beweisen die Qualitäten der Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse.
Vermutlich erste Präsentation im September 1981 auf der IAA in
Daimler-Benz AG, Werbezentrale, Stuttgart.
Mercedes Benz CL420 (C140 / W140 CL coupe)
As there isn't too many C140 (W140 coupe) footage on youtube I thought to
add one more :)
S300, SL500, CL420 and CE 34 AMG combo video:
Mercedes-Benz E500/500E W124
Compilation photos of W124 E500 Mercedes-Benz.
Legend of DaimlerAG and Porsche.
500SEC V8 Driving Video
Made this video to see if any benz guys can see anything unusual about my
cars behaviour as i have had tuning problems since the day i got it, but i
thought i might aswell make the video good to watch also... Although i
don't think i actually went foot to the floor in the video.
For anyone who doesn't know, The car blows black smoke on startup and often
has to crank a few times to start, is quite sluggy on acceleration despite
a 3.46 LSD diff, leans out under load at about 15:1 AFR.
The car has low K's, the 5 litre motor in mine is rated at 195kw at the
fly, last Dyno showed
only 118 kw at the wheels...
Mercedes Benz 500SEC W126 Coupe Classic Youngtimer Test Drive Start Up 500 SEC Video Review
Mercedes Benz 500SEC W126 Coupe Classic Youngtimer Test Drive Start Up 500
SEC Video Review http://www.1OwnerCarGuy.com This is a very nice and sweet
84 Mercedes Benz 500SEC Coupe that is just as clean as they come. I really
like a W126 in a Coupe. They are very nice looking cars. This car has the
big 5.0L V8 engine that is powerful and runs great. It cruises down the
road nicely and the car feels tight. The exterior is beautiful and the
paint looks great. It is not the most popular color but it is classy
looking. This car is as straight as the come. Even the factory wheels are
nice as can be. The interior is amazing in this car. The leather seats show
almost no wear. The rest of the interior is just as clean. It is a Mercedes
so of course the interior is loaded with all the power options. You will be
hard pressed to find a nicer one.
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The Mercedes-Benz W126 is a series of flagship vehicles manufactured by
German automotive marque Mercedes-Benz. Premiering in September 1979 as the
successor to the earlier W116 line, the W126 was the second generation of
the Mercedes-Benz flagship to officially bear the S-Class name referring to
Sonderklasse or "special class." The W126 was initially offered in
straight-6, V8, and turbo diesel sedan
models. In September 1981, 2-door coupé versions of the W126 were
introduced. Compared to its predecessor, the W126 was more aerodynamic,
fuel efficient, capacious, and powerful. The W126 S-Class debuted a new
Mercedes-Benz design style which was subsequently used on other vehicles in
the company's lineup. The W126 line also introduced many Mercedes-Benz
safety innovations, including the first airbag supplemental restraint
systems, seatbelt pretensioners, and traction control.
The W126 had a twelve-year production run between 1979 and 1991, the
longest of any S-Class generation since the flagship models were first
built in the mid-1950s.
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2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe (C217) Start Up, Exhaust, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
Deutsche Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1a-p4G0N24
We had the chance to drive the all new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC
Coupe (C217)for two days in the surroundings of Pisa and Florence in Italy.
Here is our In Depth Review of the newest Mercedes-Benz S-Class creation,
the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG (V222). We enjoyed our test drive with the
2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe (C217) , we hope you will like our
video review as well. Make sure you don't miss the Start Up and the Exhaust sound.
The new S 63 AMG Coupé is the latest dream car to augment the Mercedes-AMG
model range. Exciting lines underpin this two-door model's design.
Dominance and sensual purity combine to lend the vehicle irresistible
presence and effortlessly superior sportiness. Equally impressive is the
combination of high driving dynamics, ambitious lightweight construction
and groundbreaking efficiency. As the most powerful member of the
BlueDIRECT engine family, the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine is a paragon of poise and assurance.
Boasting an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque, the S 63 AMG
Coupé delivers exceptional performance with remarkably low fuel
consumption. Performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available
as an option. And there is a world first in the shape of the curve tilting
function, part of the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system, to further
enhance both driving pleasure and comfort.
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz S 550 / S 500
As with the transmission, customers also get a choice when it comes to the
AMG sports suspension: the rear-wheel-drive S 63 AMG Coupé is equipped
with MAGIC BODY CONTROL, while the all-wheel-drive version of the two-door
model features the full air-suspension system AIRMATIC with the adaptive
damping system ADS PLUS. Specific front axle kinematics -- including higher
camber, a larger anti-roll bar and a stiffer subframe carrier on the rear
axle -- have been developed exclusively for the S 63 AMG Coupé 4MATIC.
These measures enhance the vehicle's agility when driving dynamically.