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Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1982 300D Turbo Diesel (W123), 1991 300CE-24 (W124), and 2004 SLK320 Special Edition (R170)
Location: Apple Valley, CA
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If you look at the build documents for your North American 24-valve M104 equipped 300CE you will see it is officially known as a 300CE-24. In Europe the W124 coupe was also available with the 12-valve M103 engine so adding the 24 was the way to distinguish which engine it had. Since all North American, specifically US, market coupes had the M104 engine there was no need for the 24 in the model designation for marketing purposes. The W123 also had a gasoline powered coupe known as the 280CE.
Last edited by hamrt; 05-11-2012 at 05:58 AM.