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what does this mean

w140 an w124 is this wheel base or somthing i have a 97 s420 wht wheelbase is that
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Chassis numbers. A97 S420 is a 140 chassis, specifically a 140.043, a long wheel base 140 with a 4.2 liter V8.
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Huh? What does what mean? An S420 is a w140.

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You make no sense and we have already answered your question in the other post about wheelbase.
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Hello there. To add some clarification, you have an S-class sedan, chassis number W140. When your car was changed from the squarish headlamp version to the more curved headlamps style (along with all the other redesign changes), the chassis number also changed to match the new body. The new car became the W220 chassis. The W124 you mentioned is an e-class from about 1984-95. These numbers are a MB in-house model designation and do not relate to the wheelbase whatsoever.

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