In 1984 Mercedes-Benz introduced the 124 series – the first family of vehicles that would be called the E-Class, though renaming did not occur until June 1993.

At its debut, where traditionally only the Saloon is presented at first, the model designation followed the classic pattern. The history of the 124 series is marked by a previously unrivalled variety of models, body shapes and innovations. An important step in this connection was the presentation of the Estate in September 1985 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main. This second generation of the sporty lifestyle Estate from Mercedes-Benz largely corresponds to the Saloon in its engineering and styling: apart from the deviating rear end design, the higher roof, and the changes which these gave rise to, there are no differences in the body. Major components, brake system and suspension merely were adapted to the higher payload, but otherwise were taken almost unchanged from the Saloon.

Models
Internal designation
Production period: preproduction to end
Number of units
200 TD
S 124 D 20
1985 – 1991
7 373
250 TD
S 124 D 25
1985 – 1993
43 628
300 TD Turbo/E 300 Turbodiesel Estate
S 124 D 30 A
1986 – 1996
14 844
300 TD Turbo 4MATIC/ E 300 Turbodiesel 4MATIC Estate
S 124 D 30 A 4-M
1987 – 1995
2 317
250 TD Turbo / E 250 Turbodiesel Estate *
S 124 D 25 A
1990 – 1996
4 745
E 250 Diesel Estate
S 124 D 25/2
1993 – 1996
15 625
E 300 Diesel Estate
S 124 D 30/2
1993 – 1996
9 071
200 T
S 124 V 20
1985 – 1990
7 467
200 TE
S 124 E 20
1988 – 1992
20 555
230 TE
S 124 E 23
1985 – 1992
64 945
300 TE
S 124 E 30
1985 – 1992
41 775
300 TE 4MATIC/ E 300 4MATIC Estate
S 124 E 30 4-M
1987 – 1995
12 094
300 TE-24
S 124 E 30/2
1989 – 1992
6282
200 TE (Motor M 111)/ E 200 Estate
S 124 E 20/2
1992 – 1996
15 279
220 TE/E 220 Estate
S 124 E 22
1992 – 1996
22 057
280 TE/E 280 Estate
S 124 E 28
1992 – 1996
12 177
320 TE/ E 320 Estate**
S 124 E 32
1992 – 1996
18 368
E 36 AMG Estate
S 124 E 36
1993 – 1996
***
Chassis
250 D
F 124 D 25
11986 – 1993
741
E 250 Diesel
F 124 D 25/2
1993 – 1995
301
230 E
F 124 E 23
1986 – 1992
224
Chassis with long wheelbase
250 D
VF 124 D 25
1985 – 1993
2 331
E 250 Diesel
VF 124 25/2
1993 – 1995
642
230 E
VF 124 E 23
1986 – 1992
711
260 E
VF 124 E 26
1986 – 1992
1 049
280 E
VF 124 E 28
1992 – 1995
399
Total
346.901
* Export model not available in Germany
** Including E 36 AMG
*** Not separately documented

 

Quelle: Daimler AG