40 years of the W123 Mercedes
At its launch in January 1976, the Mercedes- Benz W123 series offered a persuasive combination of elegance and technical innovations. The saloon was the first model to become available. The range was expanded a year later by the Coupé and, for the first time, an Estate model. Over the course of the next ten years almost 2.7 million vehicles were built, among these also long- wheelbase sedans and special body chassis. The era of the 123 model series marks a particularly successful chapter in the success story of the E-class, as the intermediate model from Mercedes- Benz was called from 1993 onwards. The new E-class, which was just launched at the end of January this year, continues this success story.