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WHat was The bESt-selling Mercedes ever?

model and model year
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I'll take a wild guess: W123.

Approximately 2.3 million of them were sold between '76 and '85.


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I'm guessing you mean a single year, but do you mean US or worldwide sales? Is looking up the actual sales totals considered cheating?

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i reckon the 190
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Dang fine question. I would like to know both:

1) The best selling model (w123, w126, etc.)
2) The best selling year and what model

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Yeah I would like seeing what people bring up....me personally I think the 300 series ranks up there. I see tons of those around.
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I know for a fact that the W126 S-Class was the best selling large Mercedes since ever. Over 800K W126 were produced in 13 years. The W220 did better than 600K, but this was only after a span of 8 years (1998 was the first year in Europe).
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I'd bet the 124 chassis. Hope someone with easy access to MB figures will look 'em up for us?

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There were over 1M W211 produced so far. This is since intro in MY03. Both the C Class and E Class do about 250K units per year.

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I'm pretty sure it is the w123 chassis, I don't know which one, But its most likely the 240D.

If not one of those, perhaps another E class

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