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Can anyone tell me what the letters in a MBZ model mean? For example, I own a 500SEL and previously have had a 280 and a 380SEL. Is there a list somewhere?

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S = Super
E = Eintzsprung (sp?) Means fuel injected in german
L = Long Wheel Base
 

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S Slass means nothing in German, Try Superior, go over there they use "super" the same way we use "great" in ourlanguage. I asked the origin, and all I got was "it was great".
 

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Peter Guenther - 3/4/2005 8:14 AM

S Slass means nothing in German, Try Superior, go over there they use "super" the same way we use "great" in ourlanguage. I asked the origin, and all I got was "it was great".
It actually depends on the car being designated. Since the "S" in SL (300SL) was meant to translate into "Super Licht/Super Light" although come claim that it's "Sport Light" but anyone who knew the weight of some of those later convertibles had to laugh.
 

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Try here
http://www.mbusa.com/brand/container.jsp?/overview/overview_engine.jsp&yearModelCode=88_SEC600C&class=88_S&rnav=0124568&subNav=overview&menu=2_3&spec=5&category=8
 

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Hi guys.

I belive that S in S, SE, and SEL stands for Sonder. They sometimes say "Sonder klasse", meaning Special class. W in WXXX stand for Wagen. All models since 1926 has a W number.

W136, W188, W128, W180/W180II, W111, W112, W108, W109, W116, W126, W140, W220, and W221 are all S class.

Ferdinand Porsche was the first to introduce the S designation, meaning Sport. They also had K, meaning Kompressor. In 1927 they started to use three numbers on all models. But it was very confusing in the beginning. SSKL for example stands for Super Sport Kurz Leicht.

After the war, S was not used untill 1949 in 170S. In 1951 the 300S came, and things began rolling again. I'm not quite sure what S then meant, but it was surely not Sport.

SL means Sport Leicht, and came in 1952 as a prototype. It was the first car without a hood star, and they still come without it.

I think it's a great shame that the company managed to swap Benz with Chrysler in the company name. Whose socks were they smoking?

So I call my baby for a Benz. Usually I will say Benz instead of Mercedes Benz. Just to try to add some balance.

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Hi deathrattle.

We don't have that kind of socks here. We don't even have the kind of socks that would carry us into the EU.

I did however discover what went on during the meeting that decided the future name of the merged companies. Some names and places may have been changed to protect the identity of my informant.

Did any sock smoking occur? Yes, definitely.

Were they ordinary socks? No no. It was the dreaded Cameltoe sock.

The original, genuine Cameltoe sock goes through a rigoriously predefined process to deserve the title.

They are mounted on the unwashed feet of a dairy worker from Bangladesh, before being stuffed into a pair of Soviet military boots. Then they march all the way to Europe, looking for parties where they can unload the goods.

One of these cameltoe guys bumped into a task force from Chrysler, looking for means in the coming fight for a company name. They immediately saw the potential, and planned for a pipe of peace.

During the rage of the meeting, a guy suddenly yells "DIE IN YOUR CRYSLER". The chairman accidentally banged away with his club, as he was seeing a lot of bugs creeping towards him.

The rest of the board interpreted the repeated clubbing as a token of strong support for the suggestion, and of course nobody oposed.

Thus was the name established once and for all. A referent secretary reportedly changed the spelling the next morning, thinking DIE IN YOUR must mean DAIMLER.

Hey, my socks are missing. And hey, what's that smell?


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Hi deathrattle,

deathrattle - 3/8/2005 7:15 AM

pps-Leave the fucking whales alone,ok?
Those whales (as you describe) really don't want to be left alone by definition....... That said, it probably isn't a good idea to mess with whales with that kind of attitude, Dude!


[:D] MBL
 
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