Oldies but Goodies; A Guide to Buying and Driving a Used W202…

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Mercedes-Benz C 230 W202

1990’s Era Mercedes-Benz Sedans for High Style Motoring on the

Mercedes-Benz ownership has long as the emblem of privilege. The brilliant out front pointing the way to some or another, turning heads and emotions ranging from awe to The legendary cars flaunt well-earned reputation for engineering shepherding their owners city apartment to country in safety and comfort. What was a joy only to be experienced by the monied is now available to a wider population at a that wouldn’t even buy you a new Toyota. I’m talking the W202 C-class from

W202 is car-geek lingo for in-house chassis designation for a of cars that included, in the US, the C230, C280, C230 and the related AMG models, the C36 C43. produced the W202 range of sedans from 1993 2000. During it’s the car received a variety of engine and an appearance facelift near the end of production run. The cars among the first of the new entry cars offered by Mercedes-Benz in an to improve their share of the car market, immediately following the popular 190E baby Some people have this emphasis on cost created a drop in quality, the reality is the car was designed and engineered prior to the 1998 merger Daimler and Chrysler.

Sporty or Elegant?

When for your W202 you might to narrow the pool of contenders by focusing on a specific model. The C220 was a relatively slow and car outfitted with the time M111 4-cylinder motor previously occupied the engine bay of the costly E-class sedan. engine was soon enlarged to a 2.3 displacement and denoted as the C230 A faster and more powerful version, successfully used in the SLK supplanted the base model as the Kompressor. Kompressor being the native tongue for supercharger. The model is especially relevant because it’s a gas sipping when you want to be economical, yet ready to unleash power on at the flick of a pedal.

Mercedes-Benz C 230 W202

Next came the smoother and powerful 6-cylinder car badged the While the C230’s, especially fitted with the Kompressor, to react to driver input a bucking bronco and is ideal for who appreciate direct communication the driveline, the C280 offers a refined ride suited to the family that is looking for an tourer with manners you expect from a well-heeled While both cars are enough in power and specs, try both out before you purchase to see one suits your tastes, you be surprised that you have a rally car driver waiting to be Later US editions of both the and C280 included luxury and models. The luxury edition was the car, while the sport gave you an upgraded suspension, wheels, carbon fiber interior trim, white and sport


AMG started out as an aftermarket supplier of parts for Mercedes-Benz but became an member of the Mercedes family in AMG created the C36 in 1995 by finessing the 6-cylinder used in the C280 and other subtle changes to the body kit and wheels, but also a manual transmission for the very time in the C-class. For 1998 AMG the car with new bodywork and more a 4.3 liter V8 that created 302 horsepower. In Europe you could buy an estate, or station wagon, of the C43.

True Cost of Ownership

Mercedes-Benz C 230 W202
Mercedes-Benz C 230 W202
Mercedes-Benz C 230 W202


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