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SSANGYONG Chairman Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2004
Engines: Gasoline
 

2008 - 2017

The deal between Mercedes-Benz and the Korean manufacturer SsangYong started with the SsangYong Musso and the Kurando SUVs based on older ML platforms. While the Chairman model wasn’t based on a Mercedes platform, it was still similar to the E-Class and the E-Class older versions when it came to both the exterior and interior designs. Acceleration was moderate, with power coming from an ageing 3.2-liter 6-cylinder unit that developed 217 hp. The Chairman was a heavy car, thus, the luxurious sedan was not very punchy. Inside, one could easily notice the Mercedes’ genes in the design ...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  SSANGYONG Chairman 2.8L 7AT (197 HP)

  SSANGYONG Chairman 3.2L 7AT (225 HP)

  SSANGYONG Chairman 3.6L 7AT (250 HP)

  SSANGYONG Chairman 5.0L V8 7AT (306 HP)

 

2004 - 2007

As part of the agreement signed with Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong received the rights for a licensed Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which the Korean carmaker modify-it according to its design language. SsangYong knew nothing about building street vehicles since its experience was more in the off-road area, but Mercedes-Benz knew pretty much everything about that domain. When the German carmaker agreed to give the Koreans the rights to build their version of the W211 E-Class, the result was an affordable, executive vehicle. While the W211 was already old, the Korean carmaker updated it in 2004 and ...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  SSANGYONG Chairman 2.3L 5AT (110 HP)

  SSANGYONG Chairman 2.8L 5AT (201 HP)

  SSANGYONG Chairman 3.2L 5AT (215 HP)