• 1995 was the last of the W124. 1996 onward it was the W210. I have the 1995 and I feel not having the turbo is a good thing. Less issues. My car has 296,000 miles and runs awesome. It has its quirks, but once it gets going ( pick up is a bit slow) it cruises beautifully. No issues with the AC for me.

  • Anyone know what the function of the vent in the passenger side fender is? I assume it's there for a reason since it is not on the drivers side. Reminds me of the days when Mercedes Benz had the worlds most inconspicuous hood scoops. A friend had a rag sucked into the intake on a mid 70s MB diesel when he was drying the front of the car with the engine running.

  • 1995 was the last year of the w124 in the USA. The fender vent is connected to the intake/air box so it is functional. You can add a turbo to these NA motors with a tweaked injection pump and make pretty substantial power (ie 500e type). The 98-99 OM606 turbo is the European diesel version of the Chevy LS.

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