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Old 01-28-2019, 02:20 AM
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1998 W201 190e 2.6

Hey guys I've been glazing over the usual car ads just to see whats out there and I came across a nice little 190e 2.6. I'm not a pro with the W201s, but this car caught my eye and after a brief dig I'm confused on what it is.

The ad says its a '98.
A pic of the dealer tag on it says 98'.
A pic of the badging shows its a 190e 2.6
From what I can gather, these don't exist?

It clearly looks like a W201 to me, but I can't find anything saying they made these cars in 98'. By then it was the W202. It actually looks like a really nice car. Just figured I'd share and ask about it being a 98' W201.

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Link to ad: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-mercedes/6796876220.html
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:11 AM
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It is a '92 or '93. Probably '93 and somebody mistook the three for an eight along the way and that's what's on their documentation for the car.
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:47 AM
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The W201 was for sold in the USA from '84 to '93 model years and was replaced by the "C-class" W202 for '94.

The 2.6L six-cylinder model, 190E 2.6, was available in the USA from '87 to '93. Prior to '87 all were 2.3L four-cylinders, and I think sometime late in the W201 production run the 2.3L four-cylinder model was deleted from the USA catalog, so only the 2.6L six-cylinder was sold in the USA.

The car looks decent for the mileage, but photos can be deceiving. The only obvious thing I see is the radio antenna is askew. I rarely see W201s anymore, and when I do they are usually pretty thrashed.

The lower body plastic cladding as shown in the photos was '89 to '93.

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Old 01-28-2019, 11:52 AM
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2.3L was discontinued in 1988 and reintroduced for '91-93.

The car in link has painted mirror covers and the late steering wheel, both of which only available '92-93. It will also have first gear start if the trans hasn't been tampered with.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:17 PM
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Ah ok cool. Thanks for the clarification.

Yeah I had read that they stopped making W201s in that year too but I was deceived by the photos.

I wouldnt mind the car for the engine, so long as it was taken care of.

Im not really ready for another car to add to my addic-*cough*- collection, but if I was Id look into this one.

If it were a manual Id definitely check it out though.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:50 PM
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If it were a manual Id definitely check it out though.

Just completed the manual swap in my W201 on Friday!


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