The W124 better known as the first unnamed E-Class. It was initially introduced as a Compact Executive Sedan. It was based off the W123 but with the goal of increasing length to add comfort while maintaining fuel efficiency for the feared public who were left shaken from the 2nd oil crisis. Which in hand gives birth to the creation of a aerodynamically future design. Under command of Joseph Gallitzendorfer and Peter Pfeiffer with watchful close guidance from Bruno Sacco. We now have the Mercedes W124 better known as today's modern E-Class. Owning a historical vehicle could be hectic but eManualOnline makes it a walk in the park with a detailed Mercedes Benz W124 Repair Manual PDF. The ultimate way to carry your W124 with you at all times.
First launched in January 1985 the Mercedes W124 followed a Compact Executive design from the W123 using a rear multi five link-axle that is a standard application on most of today's vehicles. In tandem, Mercedes also launched their 4 wheel drive system better known as 4Matic. Along with plastic moldings covering the undercarriage increasing aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, and wind noise at high speeds.
Upon release the W124 had three diesel models under 200D, 250D, and a 300D. With four gas powered models 200 which was never released in North America, 230E, 260E, and 300E. In 1990 we were amazed by the most powerful W124 housing a 5.0 Liter V8, best known as 500E.
To return on the subject of fuel efficiency, fuel injection was a innovative and standard option on U.S models in addition of the newly featured Oxygen Sensor that was screwed into the three way catalytic converter exhaust system which assisted fuel regulation, dependent on environmental weather conditions. Which is still found on today's vehicles.
Mercedes were always the innovators, the thinkers, the visionaries. Beside their push for economy, safety was also a huge part of the Mercedes brand. Such things we take for granted like driver side and passenger airbags, height adjusting seat belts and light weight high strength steel. All pioneered by Mercedes to then be used in all commercial vehicles.
The W124 production ended in August 1995. With a number rounding out to 3,000,000 built expanding all over the world. Getting your hands on a eManualOnline Mercedes W124 Service Manual is the smartest thing you could do.