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Hi, :D

My Father is going to buy an S500 :cool:
The question is how to be sure that the car’s engine is the same size as the label says?? :confused:
Let’s say the man changed the Label emblem of the car from- S430 to S500 :mad:

How could I figure that out? :confused:
 

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The site will tell you the trim level (S500 or S430) and the engine size (5.0L or 4.3L).

The site is not completely accurate - it shows my car as RWD when it is in fact a 4matic.
 

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The site will tell you the trim level (S500 or S430) and the engine size (5.0L or 4.3L).

The site is not completely accurate - it shows my car as RWD when it is in fact a 4matic.
Thanks for the replay
But I think this doesn’t work for all manufacturing areas
I tried my friend’s car VIN and it didn’t work
VIN: WDB2200631A441612

Our Cars Are Built for Middle East
And they have an badge next to the-- S500 that’s says “EMC” that refers to car which is built for middle east country’s
You can refer to this : Mercedes EMC??? - MBWorld.org Forums

And i think that these site just work for VIN's in USA

Isn’t there any way you can know the engine size by looking or by reading anything in the car?
 

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Thanks for the replay
But I think this doesn’t work for all manufacturing areas
I tried my friend’s car VIN and it didn’t work
VIN: WDB2200631A441612

Our Cars Are Built for Middle East
And they have an badge next to the-- S500 that’s says “EMC” that refers to car which is built for middle east country’s
You can refer to this : Mercedes EMC??? - MBWorld.org Forums

And i think that these site just work for VIN's in USA

Isn’t there any way you can know the engine size by looking or by reading anything in the car?
Yes, look through the manual for any MB service invoices or receipts, or the original build sheet. My W220 was imported from Germany, so everything is in German :) But it says "S500 4MATIC" or "S500" in many places (mainly receipts and invoices) Also look for MB service tags in the engine bay, you should find a few pointers around the car.

Good Luck!
 

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Yes, look through the manual for any MB service invoices or receipts, or the original build sheet. My W220 was imported from Germany, so everything is in German :) But it says "S500 4MATIC" or "S500" in many places (mainly receipts and invoices) Also look for MB service tags in the engine bay, you should find a few pointers around the car.

Good Luck!
Isn’t There Any Tag on the engine that says it size ?
 

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But I think this doesn’t work for all manufacturing areas
I tried my friend’s car VIN and it didn’t work VIN: WDB2200631A441612
That VIN decodes as follows:

VEHICLE TYPE: Car
MODEL NAME: S 280
ENGINE: 112922 31 870445
TRANSMISSION: 722617 05 487602
FRONT AXLE: SI311140468701
ORDER NUMBER: 0486110407
INTERIOR COLOR: 275A
PAINTS: 197U

RETARDER: 2 040707
DELIVERY DATE: 07/07/04
PRODUCTION ORDER REFERENCE: N
RELEASE DATE: 07/07/04

Комплектация
220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
260 TYPE DESTINATION ON TRUNK LID - ELIMINATION
354 ANTENNA FOR TELEPHONE D/E-NET
481 UNDERSHIELDS
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
623 VERSION FOR THE GULF STATES
668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
687 MODEL YEAR ON TYPE LABEL
805 AEJ 06/1/M/X
987 BATTERY ISOLATION SWITCH FOR SHIPMENT VEHICLES
M28 DISPLACEMENT 2.8 LITER.

So what is your VIN?
 

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That VIN decodes as follows:

VEHICLE TYPE: Car
MODEL NAME: S 280
ENGINE: 112922 31 870445
TRANSMISSION: 722617 05 487602
FRONT AXLE: SI311140468701
ORDER NUMBER: 0486110407
INTERIOR COLOR: 275A
PAINTS: 197U

RETARDER: 2 040707
DELIVERY DATE: 07/07/04
PRODUCTION ORDER REFERENCE: N
RELEASE DATE: 07/07/04

Комплектация
220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
260 TYPE DESTINATION ON TRUNK LID - ELIMINATION
354 ANTENNA FOR TELEPHONE D/E-NET
481 UNDERSHIELDS
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
623 VERSION FOR THE GULF STATES
668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
687 MODEL YEAR ON TYPE LABEL
805 AEJ 06/1/M/X
987 BATTERY ISOLATION SWITCH FOR SHIPMENT VEHICLES
M28 DISPLACEMENT 2.8 LITER.

So what is your VIN?
Wow

Which Site did you use ?:D
 
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