Mercedes Benz W123

The W123 is still the car that epitomises Mercedes Benz to many people - solid, well engineered, long lasting and reliable. A huge number of the 2.6 million built are still on the roads today.

The car debuted in January 1976 and was initially only available in the saloon body style. The Coupe, Estate and long wheelbase variants came along in 1977.

Production ceased in November 1985 for everything bar the Estate, which carried on for slightly longer, until January 1986.

Magazine road tests and mentions

CAR Magazine, February 1976

CAR Magazine, February 1976

Scoop!

Baby SLC

CAR Magazine, March 1976

CAR Magazine, March 1976

Mercedes' new star

Ron Wakefield drives the S Class' baby sisters

CAR Magazine, September 1976

CAR Magazine, September 1976

Scoop

The first Mercedes-Benz estate car is undergoing final development for release during 1977.

CAR Magazine, December 1976

CAR Magazine, December 1976

Giant Test

Mercedes Benz 250 v BMW 525 v Audi GL5E

CAR Magazine, May 1977

CAR Magazine, May 1977

Newcomers

Mercedes Coupe - Celebrity Square?

CAR Magazine, May 1977

CAR Magazine, May 1977

Giant Test

Peugeot 504 GLD v Citroen CX2200D v Mercedes Benz 240D

CAR Magazine, November 1977

CAR Magazine, November 1977

Giant Test

Mercedes-Benz 280E v BMW 728 v Peugeot 604SL

CAR Magazine, June 1979

CAR Magazine, June 1979

Newcomers : Bremen T Party for country house set

Enter the five-door Mercedes

CAR Magazine, February 1980

CAR Magazine, February 1980

Merc's jumping horses

More power means more efficiency - at least it does the way Mercedes-Benz do things

CAR Magazine, August 1980

CAR Magazine, August 1980

Giant Test

BMW 728i v Audi 200 Turbo v Mercedes-Benz 280e

CAR Magazine, September 1980

CAR Magazine, September 1980

Newcomers : Stuttgart's new engines sing a sweeter song

Cunning Merc's new 'baby car' engines go into service - now.

CAR Magazine, June 1981

No Magazine Cover Yet

Giant Test

Ford Granada 2.3GL v Mercedes 200 v Volvo 244GL

CAR Magazine, February 1982

CAR Magazine February 1982

Top Ten : Executive Saloon

Mercedes Benz 230E £9501

CAR Magazine, August 1982

No Magazine Cover Yet

Long Term Test : Estate of the art

After 20,000 miles' hard use the case for investing in Mercedes' highest priced estate, the 280TE, is convincing but not perfect

CAR Magazine, June 1983

No Magazine Cover Yet

Shock Tactics

There is more to this AMG modified Benz 280CE than gaudy paintwork as Gavin Green (expensively) finds out. Jaguar and Aston Martin drivers should take note

Photos, brochures, adverts and magazine pages

Mercedes Benz W123
Black Mercedes Benz W123
Lowered Mercedes Benz W123
Lowered Mercedes Benz W123
Green Mercedes W123
Black Mercedes Benz W123 at the Wörthersee Tour 2010
Black Mercedes Benz W123 at the Wörthersee Tour 2010
Yellow Mercedes Benz W123 230 TE
Mercedes Benz W123
Wörthersee Tour 2009
Wörthersee Tour 2009
Wörthersee Tour 2009
Blue Mercedes Benz W123 at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Blue Mercedes Benz W123 Tuning on BBS Wheels at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Blue Mercedes Benz W123 Tuning on BBS Split Rim Wheels at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Blue Mercedes Benz W123 Tuning on BBS Split Rim Wheels at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Blue Mercedes Benz W123 at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Wörthersee Tour 2009
Mercedes Benz AMG W123 Wagon at the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Mercedes Benz W123 AMG Wagon
Mercedes Benz lowrider PYN2Y
Mercedes Benz W123
Mercedes Benz W123 coupe
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Mercedes-Benz W123 Coupe