So besides the COSMETIC differences in the 2 generations of the 126....what am I missing from my 83? Is it still any good compared to a 91? 
I would agree â€“ to the best of my knowledge the low oil light, etc, etc, were only on the second gen cars in all markets.Peter Seow - 3/26/2005 11:02 AM
The idiot light options were NOT option i belive among 500 sel/sec euro versions of pre 85 cars.
Only the 89+ benefit from the better seats though!!Peter Seow - 3/26/2005 11:02 AM
"Airbags became standard â€“ passenger side available, the tilt sunroof, better seats with better, softer material, upgraded sound system and speakers, and an â€˜upgradedâ€™ idiot light array with a low washer fluid level and low motor oil level, among others, which are not on my 500 SEL" The idiot light options were NOT option i belive among 500 sel/sec euro versions of pre 85 cars.
The 124s had the â€˜slant.â€™ The 126 always had the more upright grill and lights. The second gen light assembly for the US market may give the appearance of a slant but euro lamps will fix that. Otherwise the shape of the grill, fenders, hood, panels, etc remained the same for all 126s during the entire production period.JamesDean - 3/27/2005 5:26 AM
I absolutley hate how the front end (headlights and grille area) are slanted.
No. My guess is that it is not the old CIS system but not quite CIS â€“ E, either - we more than likely have what Bosch describes as CIS Lambda or K Jetronic with Lambda control. We do have a more simple feedback processor from the temp sensor, oxygen sensor, etc, back to the EHA to adjust fuel delivery.MTUpower - 3/27/2005 12:45 PM
Although available in 1984 the newer CIS â€“ E fuel injection system â€“ a mechanical/electronic hybrid â€“ was used in all the second gen cars.
Would this be on my 85 euro 500sel?