The Mercedes-Benz W123 was launched in 1976 and sales quickly surpassed those of its predecessor, the W114. The W123 went on to become the most successful Mercedes, selling 2.7 million cars. The book explores the life of this highly regarded executive car from its initial evolution, development and production to the creation of new models and its success in motorsport. This book features: The history of the devleopment of the car within the context of the Mercedes-Benz company and global motor industry The styling, engineering and technical advances introduced over the lifetime of the three series, and the press reactions to them Full technical specifications together with customer options, equipment and interior trim for each model Production numbers and vehicle number sequences Little-known details of the manufacture of the car in China A chapter on buying and owning a 123-series Mercedes
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