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From what I remember for those years was
300D -non turbo diesel
300TD-turbo diesel engine
300TDT -touristic (wagon) turbo diesel
300 CD -coupe diesel
 

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In the USA in 2008 there are

C-class
E-class
S-class

in order from smaller to larger car.

In the early 1980s there were

S-class
and the W123-series cars, the "E" moniker not used until the early 1990s.

The car you're looking at is indeed a 300D (a W123) and there indeed was concurrently a 300SD, a much larger car with the same engine.

The letter "T" was NEVER included in the model name except to indicate station wagon. The turbodiesel W123 sedans were called 300D same as the earlier nonturbo W123 sedans. Same with earlier vs later 300CD coupes and 300TD wagons.
 

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My 1983 E-Class is a Canadian-spec model; we've had it in our family since it was new.

The left side of the trunk (boot for you Brits) lid says "300D"; the badge on the right side of the trunk lid sasy "TURBODIESEL".
 

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I've been looking for a 79-85 Merc 300D, and I found this one for sale, but I've never seen one with this "badge" or "title". I thought there was only a 300CD (coupe), and 300SD (sedan, aka 300D). Can anyone clear this up for me? The seller says it's a E class 300D, and here is the link:
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?paId=272712180
Well, then you clearly haven't looked at any other listings. The 300D was a VERY popular car. The CD was a coupe and the SD was a full-size S-class sedan.
 
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