1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D

The Mercedes-Benz 300D was produced from 1975 through 1985. It was built atop the W123 platform and was originally powered by a 3-liter five-cylinder diesel engine that displaced 183.4 cubic-inches and produced nearly 80 horsepower. It was produced as a four-door sedan with seating for five and cost $12,200 when first introduced.

A turbo diesel option was introduced in late 1978 which offered 110 horsepower. By 1980 the horsepower increased to 120. When introduced, the cost to own the 300TD was $26,270.

The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 Series was powered by an overhead-cam five-cylinder, turbocharged engine offering 125 horsepower. It was available as a sedan, coupe, and station wagon. A revised four-speed automatic became standard along with a different torque converter that aided in solving a turbo lag and boost low-speed acceleration problem. Pricing began at $31,500 for the 300D 4-door sedan and rose to $39,500 for the 300SD 4-door sedan.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012

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1982 300D
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D Base Price : $25,645

$38,990 - $46,640

Model Year Production

1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)595,765
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)591,916
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)537,909
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)469,385
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)483,359
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)428,725
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)414,527
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)469,385
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)52,820
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)382,622
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)401,250

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