2019 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Auction & Rare Number Plates
Lot
36

1994 Mercedes-Benz E220 Coupe

$13,500

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-line 4-cylinder, 2199cc
Gearbox 4-speed automatic
Body Work Coupe
Colour Polar White
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

Description

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Mercedes-Benz expanded the highly regarded W124 E-Class range to include a stylish coupe version in 1987, featuring a lower roofline and pillarless side treatment in the best Stuttgart coupe tradition, the result arguably one of stylist Bruno Sacco’s finest achievements.  Built on a slightly reduced wheelbase, the interior was redesigned to accommodate four adults with individual rear seats and novel touches – including the automatic arm that offered front seat passengers the seat belts – set the coupes apart from their four-door cousins.  Mercedes-Benz facelifted the W124 range for the 1994 model year, offering a four-cylinder version of the coupe and cabriolet variants badged as the E220 in Stuttgart’s new parlance.  Powered by the twin overhead camshaft 2.2-litre four equipped with Bosch’s latest HFM sequential fuel injection, the E220 developed 150 horsepower at 5500 rpm and drove the rear wheels via a sophisticated four-speed auto, while underneath the W124 was typically well-engineered, boasting independent front suspension via MacPherson struts and wishbones and five-link independent rear suspension, with coil springs and anti-roll bars front/rear.  An exclusive model harking back to the classic W111/112 series of the 1960s (the E220 Coupe had a list price of $126,000 back in 1995), the W124 coupe remains a stylish, beautifully made German luxury coupe on the cusp of classic status, with prices already beginning to move upwards.