Check out photos of the popular Mercedes-Benz V-Boot as it clocks 35 years old


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The Mercedes-Benz 124 model popularly known as the “V-Boot” in Nigeria has just clocked 35 years since its introduction to the market. See photos here!

Some 35 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz 124 series was introduced into the auto market and it became popularly known in Nigeria as the “Benz V-Boot” long before there was any online car listing website like Naijauto.


Mercedes-Benz 124 series popularly called “Benz V-Boot” in Nigeria clocks 35years

History of Mercedes-Benz V-boot

This vintage Benz model was first introduced on the 26th of November 1984 from Stuttgart as the earlier W 124 saloons in Seville, Spain and later into the general auto market by December of that same year. Then, it was rolled out in series with different body shapes in subsequent years as:

  • Estate (S 124) – 1985
  • Coupe (C 124) – 1987
  • Long Wheelbase Saloon (V 124) – 1989
  • Cabriolet (A 124) – 1991
  • and other chassis for special bodies

In the year 1993, this Mercedes-Benz model series remarkably became the 1st generation of the brand’s upper executive segment to actually carry the E-Class name signature. The 400 E and 500 E with V8 engine were the most sort-after models alongside the Mercedes-AMG performance versions and the elegant 2-door versions also.

The Mercedes-Benz “V-Boot” models were undoubtedly among the best luxury and most popular cars that graced the Nigerian streets back in the days.



The popular Mercedes-Benz “Benz V-Boot” were once the champions of Nigerian roads in terms of luxury and durability

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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