S205 South Africa or German

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  1. pembssurf

    pembssurf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Anyone know if the S205 (new c class estate) is built in SA or Germany. If both how can you tell, vin plate??? Looking at second hand market relatively soon and would prefer a German Build!
     
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    Estate & saloon are built in different places (I think) one in SA and the other in Breman.

    Not sure which way around it is. (I think the saloon is built in SA)
     
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    Saloon built in Bremen and Alabama USA, estate in East London, SA
     
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    Not sure where mine was built then.

    Definitely on a Friday afternoon though.
     
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    I had 50/50 chance of getting it right and still got it wrong. :wallbash:

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    My 2006 W203 was built in MB's East London factory in South Africa.

    The car has never let me down. It is now 10 years old and still rust free and rattle free. Built quality is exemplary.

    Based on my experience I would not hesitate to buy another car built in South Africa.

    Said that it is obviously a question of personal choice. Good luck with your search.
     
  7. S205-FTW

    S205-FTW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My Dec 2014 S205 was built in Bremen.

    I read somewhere that certain W205 saloons are also built in Bremen (those for the German market).

    One of the VIN characters should tell you assembly location.
     
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    my c class 15 reg was built in South Africa, longer lead time also as it has further to come
     
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    pembssurf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    F designating Germany?
     
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  13. Petrol Pete

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    My 2006 C55 AMG Wagon (estate) has an F in the VIN and was built in Bremen.
     
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    My E Coupe is F so Bremen.
     
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    My Dec 2014 S205 C250 also has an F.
     

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