Spotted in China: W124 Mercedes-Benz E320

Published on February 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: W124 Mercedes-Benz E320

Here we have a wonderful white W124 Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan, seen on a car parts market in Beijing. The vehicle has American-sped headlights so it likely arrived in China second hand from the U.S. Shiny strips over the wheel arches also indicate America, where shiny-shine was still popular in the 1990’s.

Spotted in China: W124 Mercedes-Benz E320

The W124 Mercedes-Benz E-Class was made from 1985 until 1996, the E320 was only produced from 1994 until 1996 and is therefore one of the rarest W124 sedans. Power came from a 3.2 liter six-in-line, good for a very neat 217hp and 310nm. Transmission was either a 5-speed auto or a 5-speed manual, this white beauty had the automatic.

Spotted in China: W124 Mercedes-Benz E320

Sadly the Benz ornament was missing, but a replacement won’t be very hard to find. License plates are from Liaoning Province, some 800 kilometer away from Beijing, and that’s a good ride for this indestructible Mercedes! The W124 is a rare car in China, so far we met only four: estate, E220E220 no.2, and a 200.

Spotted in China: W124 Mercedes-Benz E320


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  1. Dennis- February 2, 2013 Reply

    The badge doesn’t really make sense. This is a facelift 1 model produced until 1993, however, with the “E” in front of the numbers making it an “E-Class” the car should be a facelift 2 model … (star in grille is no facelift or facelift 1, star on hood instead of grille is facelift 2)

  2. Anon- February 2, 2013 Reply

    These make great Taxis, they are indestructable and good for 1 million miles.

    Current Mercedes are nowhere near as solidly built.

  3. Schaminski- February 2, 2013 Reply

    yellow turn lights also indicate pre-2nd-facelift, hence it should be a 320E. or maybe it doesn’t have a M104 at all…

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