Originally posted by yal
I have the 8Valve also. It takes most of the same parts as the 190E 2.3 it just has bigger bores and pistons. Dual thumb wheel climate control.
I think the 2.3L M102 engine used in the 190E 2.3 and 230E are the exact same engine. The SOHC 8V engine is pretty well sorted out in post 1986 applications, and at 130hp, offers better performance than the aspro diesels, but is economical to operate. Mileage is good, and the engines seem to hold on for quite some time.
Since the W201 and W124 are closely related, many parts are shared. In MOST parts of the world, the W124 was available with a greater variety of engines, including four cylinders and diesels.