Mercedes Benz S class W140 & CAR OF THE MONTH WINNER 2009 - Mercedes-Benz Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 08-01-2005, 12:29 PM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
Post Mercedes Benz S class W140 & CAR OF THE MONTH WINNER 2009


The Mercedes Benz S class W140 series was unveiled at the March 1991 International Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Mercedes Benz engineers have combined safety and high performance in their cars and the W140 is no exception. The W140 is the first sedan to be fitted with a V12 engine.

According to this site (http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/2188/)
Quote:
The new S-class (W 140) sales dropped dramatically in Germany in its early years of production due to its environmental unfriendliness. The cars were criticized as being unnecessarily bulk and heavy.
Despite its slab-sided look, the W 140 was mechanically sophisticated and a true engineers' masterpiece. The car was solid and impeccably built, and it was the last "over-engineered Mercedes" which no newer Mercedes including its replacement W 220 S-class could rival it (not even close) for build quality. “

“All models of W 140 received new model naming. For example, a 600SEL was relabelled as S600L, a 600SE was renamed as S600 and a 600SEC was thereafter coded as S600C. It marked the end of era of SE, SEL, and SEC model naming and best avoided the confusion of mixing future models with their predecessors. After then a W 140 500SE will be known as S500, which would not mix up with the W 126 500 SE.”
The Mercedes Benz W140 S class consists of different models. They have the same body but different engine type:

The Mercedes Benz 600SEL and S600:
This model uses the V12 engine M120
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_M120_engine

The Mercedes Benz S500 and 500SEL and S420:
This model uses the V8 M119 engine type:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_M119_engine

The Mercedes Benz S320 and 300SEL:
This model uses the straight 6 M104 engine type:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_M104_engine
The Mercedes Benz S280 also uses the same engine but has only 2.8 litres. Slightly underpowered compared to the S320 models.
The S350 Turbo diesel and 300SD uses the straight 6 engine but a different engine type that is the OM603 engine type. If anybody got info on this please sent me a PM!

The Mercedes Benz W140 series is a luxury sedan. It weighs 2 tons. It was produced from 1991-2000. The production number of W140 is 406,532.

The Mercedes Benz C140 coupe:

http://img279.imageshack.us/img279/2144/a91f18941ke.jpg
The coupe shares the same technology as the W140 sedan. The 2 doors coupe only comes with V8 and V12 engines. It was introduced in 1992 in Detroit motor show.
For those who’s interested in Mercedes Benz W140 Brochures. Make a visit to this Germen website:
http://www.mb-w140.de/

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______________________


Mercedes Benz S class on Top Gear:
I found the video that Jeremy Clarkson ruins the interior of a S280.

IMO it’s very silly of him destroying a fine masterpiece.

I like the way he said the interior of the new S class is pretty much the same to the W140. I wonder what will happen to the car? Salvage for parts perhaps?

This is an old review of the Mercedes Benz S class 600SEL in 1991 by Jeremy Clarkson.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nII5GXTOgSY

This is the latest S class W221 review with the W140 alongside it. The W140 interior is destroyed
1st Part:2006 W221 S class
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZWf8xk5Y5w

2nd Part: Rebulid the W140 interior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSdmiYIRGwo

3rd part:Rebulid the W140 interior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBjodvyXBsE
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________________


Mercedes Benz W140 in computer games:

If you have the PC version of midtown madness 2 game. Be sure to download this MB W140 car for the game.
Link to download this car:
http://www.mm2x.com/page.php?name=Do...=getit&lid=160
About Midtown madness 2 game:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/midtown2/
Also if you have Need for speed hot pursuit 2:
Here’s the link for download the W140 car:
http://www.nfscars.net/file.php?do=i...n=nfs6&id=4762
GTA vice city:
http://slg.serv1.free.fr/modules/myd...hp?cid=3&lid=8
MBRW racing:
http://slg.serv1.free.fr/modules/myd...p?cid=1&lid=10...

All the links above only apply to PC games.

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________________

Mercedes Benz W140 Owner's Manual
If anyone is interested in downloading a W140 owner’s manual or bought a W140 without the owner’s manual so here you go:
http://www.bayhas.com/w140manu/

Thanks to Bayhas for his contribution.

Mercedes Benz W140 S class DIY links:.

PCMAHER

Thanks to PCMaher for his contribution. I use/edit PChansen1's post. I hope you don’t mind.

Since maintaining the Mercedes Benz W140 is very expensive, some things in the W140 can be done DIY.

So please visit this website and give PCmaher credit for all his hard work.

http://www.v12uberalles.com/

__________________________________________________ _______________
BRET SAN DIEGO

Thanks to Bret San Diego for his contribution to Benzworld.He has done many DIY for you guys so many of you can save money on labour costs. If you

have the following problem, visit the link below:
Close assist pump on a MB W140:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...highlight=bret

Instrument cluster removal for light bulb change :

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...highlight=bret

Ownership of having a S600V12:*Read before getting one*
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...tentially.html
__________________________________________________ _______________
SYLJUA

Visit this website by syljua

http://www.pvv.org/~syljua/merc/W140...IY%20Blog.html

He's done many DIY for you guys.Thanks Syljua.
__________________________________________________ _______________
Merc600sec, Brett San Diego and PChansen1:

Visit the knowledge base thread. Most of the DIY and information are done by merc600sec, Brett San Diego and PChansen1. Thanks to them for contributing to Benzworld.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...ght=merc600sec

Mercedes Benz W140 crash test:

http://www.whnet.com/4x4/pix2/12058_A90F1705.jpg

http://www.whnet.com/4x4/w140crash.html

Mercedes Benz S class W140 Blue Print:



http://img323.imageshack.us/img323/282/w0co.gif

[b/]

Mercedes enthusiasts:

January 2004 issue:

Thanks to Peter Gunther for the scan.









S600 W140 Pullman
Quote:
In 1991, Mercedes replaced the W126 S-Class with the W140. The very first W140 rolled off the assembly line on August 6, 1991. It also received derision for its high price, and for its styling, size, reliability, and weight.

Production totalled 406,532 units, the reduced total reflecting the inroads made by Lexus into the key US export market.

Design and engineering

As with its predecessor the W140 was the first of the "next generation" of Mercedes-Benz models to feature the company's new design theme. The car was more aggressive, smoother and angular in appearance than its predecessor, but the design also featured slab contourless sides also seen on the first generation Toyota Avalon.

The new styling did not receive much praise from the motoring press, claiming that the only real success of the design was to disguise the size of the car, which was much larger than its predecessor.

As with each new S-Class the W140 was brought in innovations such as double-pane window glazing, which substantially reduced outside noise from intruding into the cabin while, self-closing doors and boot lid, electric windows which bounced back down when encountering an obstruction, rear-parking markers which appeared on the rear wings and a heating system which blew warm even after the engine was turned off. All these features did add to the car's substantial heft though.

For details like this, the W140 is often known as the last Mercedes to be "overengineered", a Mercedes trait that was costing the company in product delays and overbudgeting. For the consumer, the W140 cost a considerable 25% more than its predecessor, the W126. In addition, the intense pressure from Infiniti and Lexus led to adding more features and options as to set the W140 apart from the rest and to justify the higher price.

The W140 was to feature air-suspension as an option but Mercedes was still perfecting the technology and chose to lauch air-suspension in the next generation S-Class, due out in 2000.

This W140 was the first Mercedes-Benz in the USA to incorporate the headlamps with 'bow-tie' ECE lens albeit a minor change to the bulb shield and inclusion of hieroglyphs for SAE/DOT and bulb type on the lens. In addition, the headlamps on W140 had been redesigned three times during its model cycle. The first was a 'bow-tie' ECE headlamps with dipped and main beam H4 (HB2 in USA) bulb. The headlamp design changed in 1997 to include the separate reflectors for HID and halogen bulbs. Bi-Xenon HID systems weren't introduced until much later in C215 CL-Class. The third headlamp design was similar to the first one but with tighter lens flutes and narrower 'bow-tie' pattern. The latter one is for models without HID system. It was said to prevent the aftermarket companies from offering the ill-designed and poor-constructed HID bulb retrofit kit.

Along with W140 coupé, W140 was fitted with electronic stability programme following the mid-year facelift in 1997.

Like its predecessor, the car was available in two wheelbase lengths along with shorter-wheelbased W140 coupé.

A new 6-litre 408-horsepower V12 engine joined the lineup for the first time with the 600SE, 600SEL, and 600SEC. The V12 designation was affixed to the C-pillar. In 1997, the grille had more horizontal lines as to distinquish itself from straight six and V8 motors.

In 1994, the 408-horsepower V12 motor was slightly detuned to 389 horsepowers, following the tighter emission control regulations in US and Europe.

Following the new Mercedes-Benz tradition of mid-life facelift (starting with W126 in 1986), the W140 was mildly facelifted in 1997. The clear turn signal indicator lenses on the front and rear were the most obvious changes. The new headlamps with separate low and high beam reflectors stacking atop each other was other prominent change. That separate reflectors were for dipped-beam HID bulb and main-beam halogen bulb. Interior design wasn't changed much.

The W140 S-Class was offered in three wheelbase lengths:

+ 3040 mm (119.7 in) SE sedans
+ 3139 mm (123.6 in) SEL sedans
+ 2944 mm (115.9 in) SEC coupes

In 1994 all Mercedes-Benz model names were rationalized, with the SE/SEL/SEC cars becoming the S-Class, dropping the E (fuel injection) and L (wheelbase). The alphanumerical designations were inverted: for example the both 500SE and 500SEL became S500 regardless of wheelbase length. It is said that some sales materials and order forms include V and W for wheelbase length. To confuse things further, 500SEC also became S500 until it was renamed again to CL-Class in 1998 to reflect its character better.

The V-12 version W140 (S600) was equip with actual leather dashboard, interior door panels, and a real suede headliner, unlike the V8 and inline 6 versions. In 1999, there were only 14 S600s and 15 CL600s for sale in the United States. It is considered one of the most rare Mercedes-Benz cars ever produced, even though the 1999s were actually only 1998 left-overs.
Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Limousine W140 (1998)

http://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-b...limousine_w140
Click for Photo
http://photo.netcarshow.com/Mercedes...8_photo_02.jpg

Done by:
ZEAQ
(Benzworld W140 host)
zeaq is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 12:09 PM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
APRIL 2009 CAR OF THE MONTH WINNER


NZBENZ from NEWZEALND
Congratulations to NZbenz for winning the April Car of the Month

His car is the 1993 S320

You can view more his car here
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/3403828-post8.html

You can see the poll results here
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...ends-15th.html

His car pictures:
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...i/PICT0142.jpg


Z
zeaq is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 12:11 PM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
MAY 2009 CAR OF THE MONTH



The Winner is Vee12 from USA. He got 12 votes! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Vee12’s car is the luxurious black 2 door S600 coupe with the aftermarket Wheels, DVD Navigation & rear spoiler.
More pictures here:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/3404465-post15.html


The poll competition:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...ease-vote.html

zeaq is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 10:47 AM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
The winner of the June 2009 Car of the Month.



The winner is CharlieV12: From Norway

The competiton can be reviewed here:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...n-warning.html

Charlie's car is the S600 V12 Spec.Congrates Charlie

Pictures & modifications spec can be seen here:
CHARLIE´s V140, 1992 Mercedes Benz 600 SEL - V12

zeaq is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 11:50 AM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
JULY 2009 Car of the month :

This month we have a tie- We have 2 winners since both have the same no. of votes.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...nth-coupe.html

The winners are BZprince from Saudi Arabia & bylykylsol from NY,USA- Both have S600 Coupe.



BZPRINCE CAR


& bylykylsol



Congrats
Z
zeaq is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 07:15 AM
BenzWorld W140 Host
 
zeaq's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: W140 S 320 L & R129 500SL
Location: Qatar & Brunei
Posts: 1,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Send a message via MSN to zeaq Send a message via Yahoo to zeaq
(Thread Starter)
Congrats to Fu3lFr3nzy- tThe hard work pays off after a 10 hr detail on the car.


The competition
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w140...car-month.html



You can see more Pictures over his Photo online album:
W140 Car of the Month pictures by nashhhbk - Photobucket
Z
zeaq is offline  
Closed Thread

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Sedan Forums > W140 S-Class

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
ATT: TO ALL STOCK W140 owners(Car of the month April 2009) zeaq W140 S-Class 46 01-11-2012 05:18 AM
MAY 2009 CAR OF THE MONTH *WINNER* zeaq W140 S-Class 5 06-01-2009 09:18 AM
April 2009 car of the Month*Winner* zeaq W140 S-Class 7 05-12-2009 03:12 PM
Mercedes AMG Sports Package Debuts For The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class And CL-Class everythingmercedes General AMG 0 04-15-2009 07:19 AM
Car of the month winner. zeaq W140 S-Class 17 05-18-2006 07:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome