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I was wondering just what does

S, SE, SEC, SD, SDL

mean? I know the D means diesel and the L mean longblock but i dont know what the rest mean...I also know the number before that is the engine size 300 is a 3.0 L 560 is a 5.6 L etc etc


thanks

kris
 

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Hey james.

S: S class, using a carburetor.
SE: S class, using fuel injection
SEL: S class, using fuel injection, long block.
SEC: S class, using fuel injection, coupe model.
SD: S class, Diesel.
SDL: S class, Diesel, Long Block.

Hope this helps :)
 

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Doesn't the "L" stand for "long chassis" or some equivalent referring to a longer vehicle, rather than "long block"??
 

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that seems to make more sense to me. those zany germans...
 

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This is a Quote From TheBoss to a question I had a few weeks back



RE: What's the diffrance?

W126 = Chasis model
280 = Engine displacement (2800CC)
S = S class
E = Eletronic fuel injection
D = Diesel
L = Long base

together they make W126 - 280SEL for gasoline powered engines and 280SDL for diesel powered engines

that was upto 1994 i belive.. after that the naming convention changed a little bit

refer to
http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Mercedes-Benz

Hope this helps
 
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