engnenk - 6/10/2004 12:29 PM
I have run across a 1975 Euro model 220D Bar 8. Can anyone tell me kwhat this is and what makes it different from any other 220D? And now the tough quetion, is it worth more than the average 220D because the seller certainly thinks it is special.
The '/8' or 'Strich Acht' or 'Bar Acht' all means the same thing: the MODELL was released in 1968 from what I know.
Every /8 is a W114/W115 series, but NOT every W114/W115 series is a /8, because there are models that were release before/after 1968.
A W114 means it's a 6 Cylinder engine.
models are: 230/8, 230/8 Lang, 230.6, 230.6 Lang, 250, 250C, 250 2.8, 250C 2.8, 250CE, 280, 280C, 280E and 280CE.
A W115 means it's a 4 Cylinder engine.
Models are: 200D/8, 220D/8, 220D/8 Lang, 240D, 240D Lang, 240D 3.0, 200/8, 220/8 and 230.4.
The .4 and .6 after the 230 means ofcourse if it is a 4 or 6 cylinder, with resp. 110 or 120hp.
The 200D had 54hp, the 220D had 60hp, the 240D had
65hp, the 240D 3.0 had a 5Cyl 80hp diesel engine.
The 250 and 250C had 130hp, as did the 250 2.8, the 250CE had 150hp, the 280 and 280C had 160hp and the 280E and 280CE had 185hp.
The predecessor was the W110 series, built from 1961-1968, the successor was the W123 series, built from 1976-1985.
The W114/W115 were build from 1967-1976.
The chap is selling you a 'Rare' 220D/8...wich is not very likely to be 'rare' because the 220D has been build from '68 to '76, and thus ALL 220D are /8.
I'd say walk away from it, if he tries to rip you off from the beginning, it's not a good sign.