The Basics

Why this Car? simple..

The spare parts are easy to come by in Asia.
Parts are cheap now as most are from other reconditioned cars.
Value is not high if we need to abandon ship.
The car is a tank for safety.
This car will ensure we get where we want if there is something in the ways.
The tax is non-existent.

The Mercedes-Benz W140 is a series of flagship vehicles that were manufactured by the German automotive company Mercedes-Benz. On November 16, 1990, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the W140 S-Class via press release, later appearing in several February and March editions of magazines.[3]

The W140 made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, with the first examples rolling off the production line in April 1991 and North American examples on August 6, 1991. Short (SE) and long (SEL) wheelbase sedans were offered initially, as well as the coupé (SEC=S-Klasse-Einspritzmotor(Fuel injection engine)-Coupé) body style C140 from October 1992.

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Like all Mercedes-Benz lines, the W140 S-Class was rationalized in late 1993 using the new “letter-first” nomenclature. The SE, SEL, and SEC cars were renamed the S-Class, with alphanumerical designations inverted. For example, the 500 SE became the S 500, and the 500 SEL became the S 500 L. In 1996 the coupé models following a mid-life update were separated into the CL-Class. The W140 series S-Class was superseded by the W220 S-Class sedan and C215 CL-Class coupe in 1999 after an eight-year production run.

Mercedes-Benz built 432,732 examples of the 140 series,[4] comprising 406,710 sedans and 26,022 coupés.

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More Specs 1.

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Model S-class
Generation S-class (W140)
Engine 300 SE, SEL/S320 (231 Hp)Edit data of this car
Doors 4Edit data of this car
Power 231 hp/5600 rpm.Edit data of this car
Maximum speed 230 (225) km/hEdit data of this car
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 8.9 (9.4) secEdit data of this car
Fuel tank volume 100 lEdit data of this car

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Year of putting into production 1991 yearEdit data of this car
Year of stopping production 1998 yearEdit data of this car
Coupe type SedanEdit data of this car
Seats 5Edit data of this car
Length 5113 mm.Edit data of this car
Width 1886 mm.Edit data of this car
Height 1485 mm.Edit data of this car
Wheelbase 3040 mm.Edit data of this car
Front track 1602 mm.Edit data of this car
Rear (Back) track 1576 mm.Edit data of this car

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Minimum volume of Luggage (trunk) 525 lEdit data of this car
Position of engine Front, longitudinalEdit data of this car
Engine displacement 3199 cm3 Edit data of this car
Torque 315 Nm/5600 rpm.Edit data of this car
Fuel System Multi-point injectionEdit data of this car
Valvetrain DOHCEdit data of this car
Position of cylinders InlineEdit data of this car
Number of cylinders 6Edit data of this car
Bore 89.9 mm.Edit data of this car
Stroke 84 mm.Edit data of this car

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Compression ratio 10Edit data of this car
Number of valves per cylinder 4Edit data of this car
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)Edit data of this car
Wheel Drive Rear wheel driveEdit data of this car
Number of Gears (automatic transmission) 5Edit data of this car
Number of Gears (manual transmission) 5Edit data of this car
Front suspension Double wishboneEdit data of this car
Rear suspension Helical springEdit data of this car
Front brakes Ventilated discsEdit data of this car

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Rear brakes DiscEdit data of this car
ABS yesEdit data of this car
Steering type Worm-reduction unitEdit data of this car
Power steering Hydraulic SteeringEdit data of this car
Fuel consumption (economy) – urban 17.6 (16.3) l/100 km.Edit data of this car
1Fuel consumption (economy) – extra urban 9.5 (9.3) l/100 km.Edit data of this car
Fuel consumption (economy) – combined 11.6 (11.1) l/100 km.Edit data of this car
Kerb Weight 1890 kg.Edit data of this car
Max. weight 2550 kg.Edit data of this car
Tire size 235/60 R16Edit data of this car
Wheel rims size 7.5J

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