Mercedes Benz S Class W140 S300 - Facts and Figures

General Value
Chassis W140
Model S300
Engine 2960cc
Engine Code OM606
Fuel Type Diesel
Production 1991 - 1999
Predecessor W126
Successor W220
Performance Value
Power 177 PS - 130 kW - 175 BHP
Torque 330 Nm - 243 lb/ft
Acceleration 11.2 (s)
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 23.0 MPG
MPG Motorway 29.0 MPG
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S Class W140 S300 Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/1996/072 - Possible Loss Of Brake Vacuum Assistance - In a small number of cases leaks may occur in the vacuum line between the engine and the power brake unit. This would result in a need for increased brake pedal pressure when braking.
  • R/1997/025 - Possible Loss Of Brake Fluid - There may be insufficient clearance between the front brake hoses and the tyre inner wall. In the long term this could result in damage to the brake hose(s) with a risk of fluid loss.