Automatic Transmission Fluid Quick Guide for Mercedes Diesels

Finding the right ATF for your Mercedes Transmission can be difficult, and customers often have questions. We’ve created an easy-to-read table to make finding the correct ATF for your Mercedes easy.

 

Automatic transmission equipped Mercedes diesels from 1981-1996 all essentially have the same transmission. Four speed, no torque converter. These were coded 722.3, .4, and .5, and named 4G-Tronic. After that, Mercedes released a five-speed transmission—coded 722.6 and named 5G Tronic—as well as a seven-speed transmission—coded 722.9 and named 7G-Tronic. Since then, they’ve released a number of different transmissions, but the important date to remember is June 2010. Mercedes started factory filling a different formulation that isn’t backwards compatible.

For a full list of compatible fluids for each transmission, take a look at the Mercedes website.

*Note: Mopar ATF+4 is said by many drivers to be not only compatible but ideal for the earlier 722.3, .4, and .5 transmissions. It is a non-synthetic, mineral based ATF. However, we couldn’t find any fitment information on either the Mercedes website or the ATF+4 page, so we haven’t listed it here.

 

Early (Red) Fluid

 

Fuchs Titan ATF 4134 (236.14) 1 Liter

 

Fuchs Titan ATF 4134 (236.14) 4 Liter

 

OE Part Number: 5127382AB
Manufacturer's Part Number: ATF4134

 

Shell ATF134 (236.14) 1 Quart

 

OE Part Number: 5127382AB
Manufacturer's Part Number: ATF134

 

  • Both are backwards compatible down to the 722.3 Transmission
  • Made for the 722.6 Five Speed and 722.9 Seven Speed Transmission
  • Designation: 236.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitments:

 

Mercedes

  • W123 240D Non-Turbo w/ 616.912 Engine (1981-1983)
  • W123 300D Non-Turbo w/ 617.192 Engine (1981)
  • W123 300D Turbo w/ 617.952 Engine (1982-1985)
  • W124 300D 2.5 Turbo w/ 602.962 Engine (1990-1993)
  • W124 300D Turbo w/ 603.960 Engine (1987)
  • W124 E 300 Diesel 3.0 Non-Turbo w/ 606.910 Engine (1995)
  • W126 300SD Turbo w/ 617.951 Engine (1981-1985)
  • W126 300SD/SDL Turbo w/ 603.961 Engine (1986-1987)
  • W126 350SD/SDL Turbo w/ 603.970 Engine (1990-1991)
  • W140 300SD/S350 w/ 603.971 Engine (1992-1995)
  • W164 ML 320 CDI & BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2007-2009)
  • W164 ML 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010)
  • W201 190D 2.2 Non-Turbo w/ 601.921 Engine (1984-1985)
  • W201 190D 2.5 Non-Turbo w/ 602.911 Engine (1986-1989)
  • W201 190D 2.5 Turbo w/ 602.961 Engine (1987)
  • W210 E 300D Non-Turbo w/ 606.912 Engine (1996-1997)
  • W210 E 300D Turbo w/ 606.962 Engine (1998-1999)
  • W211 E 320 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2007-2009)
  • W211 E 320 CDI w/ 3.2L OM648 Engine (2004-2006)
  • W251 R 320 CDI & BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2007-2009)
  • W251 R 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010)
  • X164 GL 320 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2007-2009)
  • X164 GL 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010-2013)

Sprinter

  • W901/W902/W903 Sprinter T1N w/ 2.7L OM612 (2001-2003)
  • W904/W905 Sprinter T1N w/ 2.7L OM647 (2004-2006)
  • W906 Sprinter NCV3 w/ OM642 3.0L V6 (2007-2010)

 

Late (Blue) Fluid

 

 

Fuchs Titan ATF 7134 (MB 236.15) 1 Liter

 

 

Fuchs Titan ATF 7134 (MB 236.15) 4 Liter

 

OE Part Number: 001989780309F
Manufacturer's Part Number: ATF7134

 

  • For 722.9 transmissions newer than June 2010, also 724.2
  • Designation: 236.15

 

Mercedes

  • W164 ML 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010-2011)
  • W166 ML 250 BlueTEC w/ 2.1L OM651 Engine (2015)
  • W166 ML 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2012-2014)
  • W212 E 250 BlueTEC w/ 2.1L OM651 Engine (2014-2015)
  • W212 E 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2011-2013)
  • W251 R 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010-2012)
  • X164 GL 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2010-2013)
  • X166 GL 350 BlueTEC w/ 3.0L OM642 Engine (2014-2015)
  • X204 GLK 250 BlueTEC w/ 2.1L OM651 Engine (2013-2015)

Sprinter

  • W906 Sprinter NCV3 w/ OM642 3.0L V6 (2010-2014)
  • W906 Sprinter NCV3 w/ OM651 2.1L (2014-2015)