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Optional Equipment available now
We keep a stock of useful optional extras. See our eBay page for a stock list. We normally keep:
  • Roof bars
  • Loadspace protectors
  • Refurbished 8-hole 6.5 x 15" alloy wheels
  • Refurbished 15-hole 6.5 x 15" alloy wheels
  • Rubber mats for footwells & rear load area (No Longer Available)
  • Ribbed carpet mats for footwells & rear load area (No Longer Available)
  • Blaupunkt & Becker stereos and SatNav, new & second hand


We use outside suppliers & contractors for the following. If you need these parts, we suggest finding a local supplier:

  • 7-seat conversions
  • 3-point seatbelt conversions for the rear centre seat (No Longer Available)
  • Wheel bolts & centre caps
  • First Aid Kits
  • Tool kits
  • Jacks
  • Original & aftermarket speakers
  • Replacement aerial masts or complete aerials
  • Towbars
  • Roof boxes
  • Winter tyres


Standard Equipment
The W124 was offered with a bewildering array of options, some of which are rarely seen in this country. Each option had a code, shown here in square brackets [123], and each code was printed in the build card glued inside the back page of the service book. There is no such thing as a "standard" spec, though all cars seem to have been delivered with the following
  • Self-levelling rear suspension
  • Steel wheels (6.5" x 15") with 195/65 15 tyres
  • 72-litre (16 gallon) fuel tank
  • Electric tailgate pulldown lock
  • Central locking (inc tailgate & fuel filler flap)
  • Electric aerial
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Twin (left and right) heater controls
  • Front headrests
  • Split, folding rear seat with removeable squabs
  • Luggage tie-down loops [724]
  • Retractable loadspace cover [541]
  • Retractable loadspace safety net ("dog guard") [541]
  • Rubber strips on roof for luggage [722]
  • Seat belts with pre-tensioners
  • Childproof locks on rear doors
  • Driver's seat armrest and stowage box [570]
  • Tailgate wash/wipe
  • Heated tailgate window
  • Electrically-adjustable passenger door mirror (standard 1992-on approx)
  • Chrome finish star on steering wheel (1996 cars only)


Optional Equipment
The official option list probably runs to a couple of hundred items. Below are some of the options found on UK cars. Though the "Snow Chain" switch was probably rare in the UK...
  • Alloy wheels (15-hole) [640]
  • Alloy wheels (8-hole) [652]
  • Chromed light alloy wheels (17") with 225/45 17 tyres
  • 7 Seats [844]
  • Air-conditioning (2 heat dials) [586]
  • Automatic Climate Control Airconditioning (1 heat dial) [588]
  • Electric tilt & slide sunroof [412]
  • Paintcoat preservation [524]
  • MB-Tex (faux leather) seats
  • Leather seats
  • Leather trim for gearlever and steering wheel [280]
  • Wood Trim, burr Walnut [731]
  • Premium Sound System active bass [814]
  • Alpine CD changer in trunk [819]
  • Becker Europa cassette with traffic news decoder and RDS [512]
  • Rear loudspeakers (in rear doors) [812]
  • Heat-insulating glass all round [593}
  • Front & rear carpet overmats
  • Front & rear rubber overmats
  • Loadspace rubber mat
  • Rear headrests [430]
  • Luggage nets on front seat backrests [286]
  • Electric windows front or front and rear
  • Electrically adjustable seats [left - 221, right - 222]
  • Electrically adjustable seats with 2 memories [right - 242]
  • Electric seat heaters [873]
  • Electrically adjustable Orthopaedic seats [405]
  • Outside temperature gauge [240]
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors [547]
  • Courtesy (puddle) lamps in the base of the doors
  • Mercedes-Benz approved alarm system
  • Cruise Control [440, 443 with electrically adjustable steering column]
  • ABS (antilock) brakes
  • ASR (acceleration skid control) system
  • ASD (automatically locking differential) [211]
  • Sports Chassis with 7" 15-hole alloy wheels and 205/60 tyres [650]
  • Sports Chassis with 7" 8-hole alloy wheels and 205/60 tyres [653]
  • Sports seats
  • Sportline package (seats, chassis, badges, steering box)
  • Height-adjustable headlight aim
  • Headlight wipers and washers [600]
  • Cross bars for the roof rails
  • Toughened plastic loadspace protectors (short and long)
  • Electrically-adjustable steering column [441]
  • Automatically-dipping rear view mirror [249]
  • Airbag (driver or driver and passenger, all cars from 1993 approx) [291]
  • Remote Central Locking (RCL), infra-red remote with flip-out key [880]
  • Auxiliary heater
  • Trip computer (possibly home market only)
  • Wide (Taxi) centre console (possibly home market only)
  • Switchable (S/E) automatic box (all 1991 approx, except diesels) [420]
  • 5-Speed automatic gearbox (only on 6-cylinder petrol, 1992 on) [425]
  • 5-speed manual gearbox
  • Towbar with detachable gooseneck (Factory bar was made by Oris) [550]
  • Catalytic Convertor (all cars from 1991 approx)
  • 4-Wheel drive (4-Matic)
  • Snow chain switch
  • Steel sumpguard [481]
  • Fire extinguisher mounted under front of driver's seat
  • Anti-Theft warning system [551]
  • 90-Litre fuel tank (Coupe & Saloon only) [915]