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long wheelbase?

I'm confused -- I hope y'all can help me out. I own a 1985 500SEL, which I understand to have 3070mm wheelbase. I love the rear seat leg room and the trunk space, and I love the long feel of the car when I'm driving. As I understand things, the '92-'99 S500 is shorter (and skimpier in the wheelbase), but there also seems to be a '92-'99 500SEL, too. Also, it isn't apparent to me whether or not the '00 - '05 S500 is available in two different wheelbase lengths. Some web sites seem to suggest that the 2000 S500 is available in a "long wheelbase", but I haven't been able to actually find one with that designation for sale on the web. Can someone clear all of this up for me? Specifically, which Mercedes 4-dr sedans (saloon cars) from '92 to present, offer a longer wheelbase than my '85 500SEL?
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RE: long wheelbase?

I dont think that you will find a wheel base that is longer than your current car. The 140 may be a tiny bit bigger. As for the badging on the cars and what is and isnt LWB up until I think about 93 anything that was 'sel' was a LWB after they changed the badging to read S320 or what ever the car was. there was no mention of the wheel base. The sel and s w140s are the same car. Any car can be LWB take mine for example, its just a question of what was ordered from the plant. Generally speaking though the most common for the LWB are the 500 and 600. As for the cars 00-05 I really dont know

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