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Mercedes-Benz 200/Mercedes-Benz 200T/Mercedes-Benz 200D/Mercedes-Benz 220D/Mercedes-Benz 220TD/Mercedes-Benz 230/Mercedes-Benz 230T/Mercedes-Benz 230E/Mercedes-Benz 230TE/Mercedes-Benz 230CE/Mercedes-Benz 240D/Mercedes-Benz 240TD/Mercedes-Benz 250/Mercedes-Benz 250T/Mercedes-Benz 280/Mercedes-Benz 280T/Mercedes-Benz 280C/Mercedes-Benz 280E/Mercedes-Benz 280TE/Mercedes-Benz 280CE/Mercedes-Benz 300D/Mercedes-Benz 300TD/Mercedes-Benz 300CD (W123). 1975–86 (prod. 2,696,915). 4-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door coupé, 4-door LWB saloon. F/R, 1988, 1997, 2299, 2307 cm³ petrol, 1998, 2197, 2404 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 3005 cm³ diesel (I5 OHC), 2525, 2746 cm³ (I6 OHC). Replacement for mid-range W114 and W115, bigger than predecessor, with some styling cues from larger S-Klasse. First factory estate for this series, dubbed the T-series (Touring & Transport). Other body styles as before: saloon, LWB saloon (from 1977), hardtop coupé. Very successful for Mercedes-Benz, used for taxis in parts of the world but prestige transportation in others. Turbodiesel in 300D range (300D Turbodiesel) from 1979. Well engineered, practical range, more so the sixes and five-cylinder diesel (a world first for this configuration).

Manufacturing location: Stuttgart, Germany; Bremen, Germany

Marque: Mercedes-Benz | Predecessor: Mercedes-Benz W114, W115 | Successors: Mercedes-Benz W124, Mercedes-Benz W201

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