Mercedes-Benz New 200/230 200T/230T
1975-1984, 307143 produced. (+5624 Estate in 1970s)
Estate,4 doors,5 seats
Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Mercedes launched a range of W123 four cylinder saloons and estates in 1975 to replace the ageing W114/W115 model line-up. The new W123 model range comprised of 200 and 230 saloons as well as 200T and 230T estate cars. All models featured four doors (plus tailgate on estates) and comfortable accommodation for five people.
The 200 variant initially used a 1987cc engine (1997cc from 1980) whilst the 230's had a 2307cc unit (2299cc from '80). All models featured the new look front lights and W123 family styling cues. Most of the four cylinder W123 cars sold in the UK were well equipped and luxurious in keeping with the perceived "luxury" image of the Mercedes brand in the UK.
The 'New' Guard
|Publication||Practical Classics January 2010|
|The 'New' Guard - Sam Glover takes a close look at five fantastic cars and tries to answer the toughest of all questions: are they classics? 1982 Mercedes-Benz W123 200T, 1984 Toyota MR2, 1983 Triumph Acclaim CD, 1979 Alfasud Super, 1980 Ford Cortina 1600L.|
Staff Classics - Drivers Diaries - 1972 MG Midget, 1984 Mercedes 230TE, Andrew Noakes.
|Publication||Classics May 2004|
|Staff Classics - Drivers Diaries - 1972 MG Midget, 1984 Mercedes 230TE, Andrew Noakes.|