I'm almost finished with my vehicle identification charts for MY1986 through to MY2006, but I'm having some difficulty with the suffixes for the models. Let me explain, for I need to make sense first before expecting help from another lol:
140.070 = S500C
, where C means coupe, or two door.
A 208.365 is a CLK320C, and a 208.465 is a CLK320A
, where A means Cabriolet.
In similar form, the Suffix ...
V=Long Wheel Base
K=Short (Wheel base)
and so on ... now what the hell does W
stand for? I understand what it is as a prefix, but I'm getting confused with it's application as a suffix. I see it applied to the "short-wheelbase" S320W, and the proper nomenclature for a 211 E320 2-wheel drive sedan is E320W (add a 4 and it's 4MATIC), but does W mean standard wheelbase or 4-door sedan? I'm leaning towards the latter, because in MY2004 there were two C230s, a "hatch" type coupe (K), and a regular sedan, which I see in the old MB chart I had as a C230W (but I've also found numerous mistakes/typos while redoing these, so it's certainly not 100% authoritative.)
I could always save this question for when I submit these to the Parts Assistance Center, but I figured I'd check here first and see if anyone might know. I tried searching on google, but I can't figure out how to word the search properly, so I end up with a whole lot of nothing. Thanks, and let's see what you guys come up with