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Old 01-14-2017, 03:18 PM
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Delivery date vs Model Year

Hi All,

If I run the VIN for an E55 and find the 'delivery date' is early November 2004, is this car regarded as being a 2004 or 2005 'model year' car?

Is there anything that changed in the 2005 cars that I can look for?

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I think 05 and 06 have a bigger gas tank, something like 21 gallons instead of 17 approximately. But short of filling when nearly empty I cant tell you how to identify the tank size. There are some vin readers here, wouldn't that I'd the model year?
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I have decoded the VIN at http://carinfo.kiev.ua/cars/vin/mercedes/vin_check

It's a November 2004 build car.
I have just learnt that this option code:
805 YEAR OF MODIFICATION
Means it's a 2005 model year car.

I confirmed this by checking a number of other VINs.

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Pretty sure the sticker on the door jamb lists the production month and year...or at least year
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FYI. If the 10th digit of the VIN is a 5 then it's 2005. If it's a 4 then it's a 2004.
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Originally Posted by Dublinoh View Post
I think 05 and 06 have a bigger gas tank, something like 21 gallons instead of 17 approximately. But short of filling when nearly empty I cant tell you how to identify the tank size. There are some vin readers here, wouldn't that I'd the model year?
My 04 has a 21 gal tank
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My 04 has a 21 gal tank
I think the 21 gallon tank was optional before 2005, then standard. Can anyone confirm that? Thanks for the correction LandCruzer.
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My 2005 is definitely the 21.6 gallon tank. Last time I checked the VIN it wasn't an additional option. Appears to be standard after 04.
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