Every digit in Mercedes Benz VIN decoding has a value. The World Manufacturer Identifier, which is the first three digits, reveals the manufacturer, country of origin, and division. The fourth through ninth digits are the Vehicle Description Section, which divulges the model, body style, model within the series, safety restrain system, and the check digit, respectively. This ninth “check” digit is critical to verifying the authenticity of the VIN you’re researching.
The tenth through seventeenth digits are the Vehicle Identifier Section, which is specific to that particular vehicle. The tenth digit is for the model year, while the eleventh represents the assembly plant, which is particularly helpful is there has been a recall from a particular production line.
Lastly, the final six digits are the unique serial number for that particular car, representing the order in which it was manufactured off the assembly plant in that year.