MercedesBenz EClass (W210) 19952002 Review

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Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210) Review

by Jeff Mullins

There are a couple of cars the 1980’s that stand out as for individual reasons, all gaining for a characteristic that was not inherent in the they competed in. At one end there was the Quattro, with its huge ability and pioneering four-wheel-drive it cemented the reputation of the Volkswagen luxury brand and is partially for its success today. The Peugeot 205 was with its chic French and nimble handling; it quite saved the fortunes of the company produced it. The 124 Series E-Class Mercedes-Benz on the other hand was a sensible car that was typical of the that it succeeded, featuring a from granite’ like quality and a bullet proof of engines. Over a twelve production run that saw the launch of a (W124), estate (S124), (C124) and latterly a convertible the time came in 1995 for to bow in and take over the reins as the car in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. ‘W210’ was to be the designation for this new car and its task was to the saloon and estate models of the 124 while a C-Class based and convertible that we now know as the CLK take over from the two models in 1997/1998. There was no that this car had a tough act to

The W210 E-Class range consisted of petrol and diesel that were carried from the W124 Series in updated form. At the bottom of the were two four cylinder of the M111 engine; the E200 a relatively modest 134bhp and the producing 150bhp with a boost in torque over its predecessor. These two units are reliable, with head failure being the only problem on the 2.3 litre. Further up the the M104 straight six saw service for a more years and lived out its days in this model in 2.8 litre and 3.2 litre configurations and 220bhp respectively in the E280 and models). These are quite to the four cylinder units in construction and are robust despite the odd bit of gasket trouble. Diesel came from the OM604, and OM606 in-line engines last digit referring to the count). These powered the E250 and E300 in both and normally aspirated form, the E300 would not become until 1997. Being left over from the era of Mercedes-Benz quality, they are strong and can regularly be seen seven figure mileages in on the continent.

In 1996, the E36 AMG arrived as the performance In what was a tuned variation of the straight six, it delivered a Skyline matching 276bhp and was the performance model until in most markets. Towards the end of year saw the arrival of the capacious model, featuring the usual luggage space seen in wagons. In late 1997 a new of V6 engines (M112) replaced the that saw service in E230 and models up until that Gone was the 2.3 litre four in the E230 and in came a bigger 2.6 V6 (E26) with 170bhp and 177 lb ft of resulting in the misleadingly named A 3.2 litre version of this (E32) then slotted in at the top of the and gave 218bhp in addition to 232 lb ft of It was the first time Mercedes with V6’s and they continued to use them up to this Like most Merc they are chain driven and reliable with the exception of one known as the harmonic balancer. are essentially a damper for the crankshaft reduce vibration and are known to causing major damage to the as well as other ancillaries. was a fix implemented by Mercedes free of on some cars, but it was never to have fully cured the

Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210

In 1998, two new range toppers in the form of the E430 and E55 AMG. featured the new M113 V8 engine in 4.3 litre and 5.5 litre capacities. The oriented E430 delivered and 295 lb ft of torque, while the performance E55 AMG 342bhp and a considerable 376 lb ft. The following a facelift for the range was announced in Featuring repositioned headlamps, a bonnet and bumpers as well as rear light clusters, it adopted the wing mirror side repeaters that an innovation on the W220 S-Class and are now on today’s cars. Internally, was a subtly restyled interior new multi-function steering wheel and a centre console for the facilitation of the ‘Comand’ navigation/multi-media system. equipment now included ESP, control, side window air and partial electric front adjustment. The 161bhp supercharged Kompressor became the new entry and a new range of diesel engines implemented featuring common-rail These consisted of an updated of the then-new E220 CDi common-rail a 12bhp boost in power to and variable geometry turbocharger, the 5 cylinder E270 CDi and the range-topping six E320 CDi delivering 197bhp 1999). This facelift saw the 210 Series E-Class

through until 2002 it was replaced by the W211.

Up to now, I am sure this of the W210 E-Class has painted a of a car that is quite dependable and not the MB qualities of old. This is not the case, as most of the issues to this model revolve the cost saving production Mercedes implemented on its models at the The engineers unfortunately lost battle against the accountants in the of this car and this can be seen the unacceptable levels of rust on even the very last models. This is also by some to a poorly managed from oil to water based Commonly affected areas are on the and around the boot lock, more serious cases corroded front strut perches leading to collapsed

Window regulators are also an on W210’s, so it is worth checking all operate as they should no obvious signs that that they are anything than in perfect working

The W210 E-Class is considered a old car now, with two generations passed since it finished With our ridiculous and illogically out road tax system for pre 2008 in this country, anything an E200 can be had for buttons, diesels Despite various asking in excess of two thousand euro, should be enough to buy you a very E200 Kompressor/E240 V6 that from a little past the of the century.

Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210
Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210
Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210
Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210

Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI W210

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