If you meant W210 I can answer that with a "no". There are E320, E420, E430 and E55 AMG models that are all W210. Some of these have "Sport" and "Regular" body styles. Some body parts are interchangeable while others are not. With the E320/E430/E55 there are what is known as "pre-facelift" and "post-facelift" changing between 1999 and 2000.So a part that would fit on a W120 would fit on all W120s correct? A body part that is.
I also wonder about the Xs, the Cs, the CLs and the Rs:...I've never see the W explained. What I do know is that "wagen" is a german generic word for practically anything having wheels (down to a donkey cart and up to an automobile).
I don't think I've seen this explanation for the S before, thanks. With your knowledge it would be nice to have a more complete summary and make it available as a sticky or similar. This question pops up pretty frequently anyway.on Mercedes nomencalture.
The "G" stands for: Geländewagen
Historically, and we are going way back here, the "S" originally meant multiple carburetion, which was only available of the higher end chassis, touring and sport series. The "E" did refer to einspritzmotor, or fuel injection engine, also initially available only in the large body and sport series of cars.
Things were fairly consistent until the 1980s when the 190E arrived; gasoline fuel injetion in a small body chassis.
Finally, in the 1990s things were standardized then the letter series was moved in front of the engine displacement designation, and was called a "class", e.g. C, E, S, SL, etc.
I believe, as stated above, the W stands for wagen; in Germany a gasoline powered passenger car is called a Personnenkraftwagen, or PKW, when it is titled for ownership.
Peteski,Musikman: as a matter of fact, the German language does use the words "super" & "sport" - and I'm pretty sure that was what the S stood for. The original SL's were indeed "SportLichte."...
Thanks too E-Class Owner, I had never seen that on the S either.I don't think I've seen this explanation for the S before, thanks. With your knowledge it would be nice to have a more complete summary and make it available as a sticky or similar. This question pops up pretty frequently anyway.