1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6

The Mercedes-Benz 190E gets a lot of love here at GCFSB, whether it is the 2.3-16 or the more luxury oriented 2.6. Following on to the 190E 2.6 5-speed that sold rather quickly last week, here is a final year 2.6 automatic with 68,000 miles for sale in Texas.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on eBay

1993 Arctic White Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6. 1-Owner, with only 68,417 original miles and palomino MB Tex interior. Beautiful Mercedes that is in well above average condition inside and out for the year and mileage. This vehicle has been adult owned, driven and garage kept its whole life. In addition, we have all the original owner’s manuals. This Mercedes has numerous features including: power sunroof, 4-Speed automatic transmission, power passenger seat, 2.6L I6 engine, 4-Wheel ABS brakes, wood trim interior, power windows and much more. This is a true find.

This vehicle is in well above average condition both inside and out for the year and mileage. The exterior is in above average condition for they ear and mileage. The wheels are in good condition, and the tires are brand new. The interior of this vehicle is in above average condition for the year and mileage. This Mercedes was owned by a NON-smoker. Mechanically, all systems are functional. It drives and looks fantastic. In addition, it has passed our high standard 100-point inspection.

At $7,995, I’d say this car is priced in the ballpark. True, you can get a later C class with more modern features and similar mileage for the same money. But if you are basing a used purchase solely on how new the car is, this 190E isn’t for you. This W201 represents everything from the modern classic (or “youngtimer,” as the Germans would call it) era that made Mercedes-Benz great: over the top build quality, timeless design and the durability that would see you through for hundreds of thousands of miles.

-Paul

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 5-speed

With prices of the Mercedes-Benz W123 on the rise, it may seem a daunting task to get old school Mercedes durability in a small, simple package. Fear not, because the Mercedes-Benz W201, better known as the 190E, offers second hand buyers the chance of getting legendary quality at a low cost of entry. True, the supply of good W123s eclipses that of the 190E, but if you find a good one, those in the market for reliable, practical used transport should give this sedan a look. Apart from the Cosworth engined models, the best of the bunch is the 2.6 version, which has the smooth M103 inline six cylinder engine. Most of these 2.6 versions were mated to four speed automatic transmissions, but this example for sale near Atlanta has the lesser seen 5-speed manual gearbox.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 5-speed on eBay

You are looking for a really good Mercedes 190E? A sporty 6-cylinder with five speeds, hard to find? A 190E with low original mileage? Look no further here is your Mercedes 190E in very good condition with all service records on hand. Absolutely no rust, no leaks and everything works except the outside temperature display. I am a retired mechanic from Germany I bought the car for my daughter in law and now she wants a car with automatic transmission.

I am angry and disappointed, because I was looking for more than a year for a good Mercedes Benz 190E. I bought the car fore $2,700 and invested $2,000 plus 80 hours of my work in the car. I have the bills on hand. The following parts are new: front and rear wheel bearings, brake discs front and rear, brake pads front and rear, rear brake line, brake fluid, front and rear shock absorbers, exhaust rear muffler, hood insulation, European headlights, brake light switch, floor mats, stereo with CD, spark plugs, oil and filter, fuel filter, antenna seal. The tires including the spare tire have 80% left.

The car is equipped with: Power driver and passenger seats, power windows, central locking, power Sunroof, cruise control, power steering, ABS, airbag, leather seats, stereo, power antenna, alloy wheels, air conditioning, tinted glass, leather steering wheel. The car is very clean inside and out. The engine sounds like new, you can not kill this 2.6 inline 6 Mercedes engine; they are good for 400,000 miles.

The car has no noise and no vibration. In other words, it is a very good car. I do not want to make money on the car. I just want my money back from what I invested. My work and my knowledge you will receive for free. I drive an 1997 Mercedes S420 for myself. Car comes with two keys, all service records and the owners manual.

The NADA price for this Classic Benz is:

Low: $4,050
Average: $5,450
High sales price: $6,900

This does not reflect the low mileage of the car! I ask $4,800 for this nice Benz. You have questions, send me an e-mail. You can drive the car home to any place in the US. Fly in to Atlanta, free pick you up at Atlanta airport and you drive home. The car is also local for sale, I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

As time marches on, it’s getting harder and harder to find a 190E with under 100,000 miles. Die hard Mercedes fans hang onto these cars, as I’ve heard more than a few enthusiasts describe these models as one of the best. One thing I do like about this car, apart from the recent attention it was given by a Mercedes mechanic, is the flush, Euro market headlamps. It gives the front end a cleaner look than the separate sealed beam units that were mandated by the US government. The manual transmission will detract certain buyers to this car. Even though I’d prefer an automatic, I’d take the 5-speed in this one, given the car’s condition. There are a lot of used cars out there you can buy for under $5,000, but probably not many that have the inherent quality and durability built into them like this W201.

-Paul

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 Sportline 5-speed manual

Before AMG took over as the sporting arm of Mercedes-Benz, we had Sportline for those seeking a bit more performance. For the US market, the Sportline option was available on the W201 190E 2.6 for 1992 and 1993 and the W124 300E/300CE and E320/E320 coupe between 1993 and 1995. Features such as a quicker steering box, lowered ride height, tuned suspension and larger anti-roll bars made it into the mix, making this a rare case of less flash and more substance. The Sportline Mercedes-Benzes have lived on in relative obscurity, known only to the true Mercedes-Benz faithful. Finding one in good condition is rarer than the proverbial hen’s tooth, so this final year 190E 2.6 is an uncommon treat, especially given the fact it is made even more unique with the 5-speed manual transmission.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 Sportline

1 of 700. Sportline LE. 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 5 speed. No it’s not a clone! Just Look at the speedo and rear seats. The Sportline option consists of these items and a few more not listed!

Sport seats front/rear 4 Seater
Different lower control arms and bushings
Different shocks/springs
Different wheels
Smaller diamater steering wheel
Sportline shift knob
Quicker ratio steering box
Larger front/rear sway bars and different bushings
Sportline front fender badges
Different rear sub frame mounts

You Could Only Get It In Black! RUNS & DRIVES VERY NICE!

Equipment: Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette, Cruise Control, Leather, Dual Air Bags, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, & Power Windows!!! Brakes work well. Everything works as far as we know! All glass & mirrors look great – no cracks. The interior condition looks NICE! Seats and floor are somewhat well kept. There is some very light wearing on the seats and floor. Dash & console are nice! Outside light covers look good. Paint looks real nice. (There are some small little door dings and some very small scratches).

I’m impressed with this cars condition given the 168,000 miles it has covered. Usually, you see issues crop up such as sagging rear bumpers or interior door trim that is warped or fog lights that are cracked or pitted. It goes to show you how well a car can look after 20 years if you simply are a bit careful and maintain it properly. I really like this car, but I think if the asking price was about $1,000 to $1,500 less, it would be garnering a little more interest. If it had closer to 100,000 miles on it, I could almost rationalize the asking price, but when you are bearing down on 200,000, no matter how clean the car is, there’s always an issue or two at a minimum that will arise and it’s hard to estimate what that will set you back.

-Paul

1992 Mercedes-Benz 2.6

The current Mercedes-Benz C Class is not a bad car, but I can’t help but feel as if something is lacking. A lot of people in my neighborhood drive them and while they aren’t bad looking, there is nothing groundbreaking about the car’s styling. I assume this is why I obsess over older Mercedes-Benzes. The W201 chassis 190E was the car that broke the mold for Mercedes-Benz, as it was significantly smaller than any of their other sedan offerings while offering the same great driving experience and build quality as other, higher-end cars that carried the Three Pointed Star. Our feature car represents the second to last year of 190E production and is the more desirable 2.6 model. With 72,800, this car is just starting to get broken in, as these “Baby Benzes” can regularly cover 200,000 to 300,000 miles with few hassles.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on eBay

For sale a 1992 Mercedes 190E 2.6 with less than 73,000 miles, made in Stuttgart. We are the 2nd owners of this vehicle that was previously taken care of by a retired couple. Smoke free, excellent condition interior. They drove an average of 3,650 miles annually. The interior and the paint lustre testify to a vehicle that was always garaged and well maintained. There was rear-fender repair work done from a minor rear-end collision, as reported by Carfax. That required repainting the rear trunk lid and left rear fender, and the paint quality and match is excellent. If I didn’t point it out you would never have know, and that is the observation of friends when they see the car. There is a small amount of trim compression on the left bumper, as can be seen in the photographs. No other issues reported.

It is probably rare to find a vehicle in this condition with this few miles. Aside from the rear bumper there are some minor scratches on the trunk lid, and a few other minor nicks on the paint. Other than that I can say without hesitation that the vehicle is “like new”. We have another Mercedes on the way and don’t have the garage space. This vehicle should make the purist very happy, or anyone that wants a simple and reliable vehicle. There’s something to be said for a vehicle that doesn’t have multiple control modules intercepting each driver input. I had my mechanic perform the 60,000 mile service and take care of a timing cover leak. The recent service included: New air filter, oil change & filter, tune-up, new spark plugs, wiper blade, chassis lubrication, replaced brake fluid, resealed timing cover, replaced transmission flex disk, a/c service, replaced belt tensioner, wheel balance and alignment. 90% of brake pads remain. I can’t measure the tire tread, but the photographs show that the tires have little wear. Engine runs beautifully and transmission shifts are smooth and firm. You can see Consumer Reviews on Edmunds here: http://www.edmunds.com/mercedes-benz/190-class/1992

The starting bid of $6,500 does not leave a lot of room for bids, as high retail usually hovers around $6,000 to $8,000 for exceptional 190E models, and those are usually the later model 2.6 versions such as our feature car. This particular car really tugs at my heart strings because it is the exact same model, year and color combination that my dad drove a little over ten years ago. Sadly, the car was totaled when someone broadsided him in an intersection. I still have fond memories of that car. The early 1990s were a great time for vehicles. You still had safety features such as an airbag and anti-lock brakes on a car of this caliber, but little in the way of complex electronics and computers to deal with. Couple that with the old school Mercedes-Benz build quality we know and love without any of today’s over the top styling and you have a winner in my book.

-Paul

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a garden variety 190E on GCFSB and not the hotter Cosworth version and that’s mainly because good, honest examples are fast disappearing. While just as sturdy as the legendary W123, the W201 was never loved quite as much, which is interesting to me, given that we had a 190E 2.6 in the family and it was perhaps one of the best cars ever to pass through our garage. They are compact cars, yet drive like something much bigger and more refined and the inline six is as smooth as silk.

Here’s a clean example with 88,000 miles for sale in California.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on eBay

Up for auction is a 1991 Mercedes 190e that was manufactured in July of 1990. This vehicle was purchased by the original owner in 1991 who owned the vehicle for almost 20 years. I bought the vehicle from a specialty dealer who specializes in excellent condition classic cars. I am the second owner of this vehicle.

In my opinion, Mercedes was still making the most solid, bullet-proof vehicles during these years. After the mid 90s, their cars just didn’t have the same feel about them. The 190e has some of the most classic looks of a typical Mercedes Benz which gives it a timeless look.

The particular 190e 2.6 is finished in Artic White with a Blue MB Tex interior. In addition, the car has the optional headlight wipers that finish off the vehicle very nicely. Being equipped with the 2.6L M103 engine, this 190e has a smooth, linear power band that makes driving very effortless. Other notable features include a power sunroof, cruise control, central locking, and power windows.

Having only traveled 88,000 miles, this is car is a very rare find. In addition, this vehicle is fully documented, and includes maintenance records, original window sticker, and all manuals and books. This car is truly a rare find – especially for being over 20 years old.

The exterior of this car has extremely shiny paint, and the vehicle has never been any accident. There is all original paint on all the body panels with all vin stickers intact. Always being garaged, there is no rotting or shrinking of rubber trim. The exterior condition of this vehicle communicates the loving care it has had all of its life.

The interior of the car is exceptional condition as well. All power options work, cruise control works, everything is fully functional. The seats look like new, the carpet is stain free, and there are no smells or odors. The dashboard is crack free and the vents are still tight. The interior is exactly like stepping back into time to 1991!

Mechanically, this vehicle is great running condition. This car has oil changes religiously every 3k miles – and has every stamp in the maintenance booklet. This vehicle performs excellently – transmission shifts wonderfully, engine is leak free, smoke free, and makes great power. The tires, brakes, and suspension feel great. Furthermore, this vehicle has had the following maintenance items done in the last 3k miles:

Water pump
Thermostat
Coolant with distilled water mixture
Drive belts
Spark plugs
Wiper Blade
Air Filter
Oil Change
Front brakes with ceramic brake pads
All instrument cluster light bulbs

All of the originals tools, manuals, and accessories are included. These are:

Original owner manuals
Window sticker
Maintenance records
First aid kit
Tool kit
Full size spare tire
Original emergency jack

This vehicle deserves your attention and it is sure to provide you with years of reliable service, while transporting you in the lap of luxury. This is once in a lifetime find, and I am very proud to offer this car for sale. I also have a clean carfax and autocheck report as well.

The only reason I am selling this car is due to my unique situation with my job. I am temporarily working in San Diego, and I will be moving overseas for work in the next six months. As much as I would like to keep this vehicle, it just doesn’t make sense for me right now. I bought this vehicle with the intention of keeping it for life, but unfortunately I do not have that chance.

Please ask any questions that you may have. I have included a lot of pictures to clearly show you the fine condition of this spectacular Mercedes Benz.

Having a comprehensive history with few owners surely makes this an attractive Mercedes. With no reserve this auction is sure to get a lot of action. The only thing holding it back for me is the blue interior. I never did like that dark shade of blue Mercedes used years ago, but if you’re going to have that color interior, white or blue works best for the exterior, so all is not lost.

-Paul

1986 Mercedes 190E 16v with 2.6 & Evo II Kit

It will be interesting to see what this car will bring. You have a high mileage 190E 2.3 16v that hasn’t seen a lot of use of late, but does have some where north of 189,000 on the clock. The seller says that is when the odometer stopped working. At around 140k the car received the Bekker Imports stroker kit bumping things out to 2.6 liters. The car also added the Evolution II body kit. The massive rear wing has been removed due to owner taste, but he says it is available.
The seller is asking $5,000, which is a fraction of what this would bring if it was a genuine Evo car.
The car needs some work, seller says the paint needs a refresh, that the engine has some “hesitation”, and that the suspension could use some work.
Like I said I’ll be curious to see if anyone bites on this. With the stroker kit, the body kit, and the 19″ AMG wheels with only 4k on the tires, the MSRP on the mods alone would send you well over $5k.

 

~Evan

1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 with 45k miles

In my opinion, the new design language of Mercedes-Benz leaves a bit to be desired. For ten years, I drove two different C class models, and while the new one is certainly not a bad looking car, the recently unveiled facelift looks as if the styling is being brought in line more with the BMW 3 series, at least in the front. If I ever buy another Mercedes in the future, it will probably be a classic from the 1980s or 1990s. Like the following mint 190E 2.6, I model that I revere.

The seller states:

This 190E has original 48,000 miles!

Clean Carfax, (13 records of Passed Emissions Inspection every 2 years since 1991 with about 4,000 mile intervals). California car.

The cosmetic condition is what you can expect from such low mileage. Original paint is in excellent shape and lower trims has no cracks or splits. The Leather seats have no tears, seat feel like they are not broken in yet. Both front seats are powered. We also provide full service for Mercedes and have inspected this vehicle. The mechanical condition is in great shape. No rust, no moisture. Most likely to have been garaged most of its life.

If you are familiar with these vehicles, you can easily see them with over 200,000 miles and still running strong. Spare parts are always easy to find. Cruise control is working good.
All power windows and sunroof are working. Air conditioning is working. Rear window defroster is working. Front headlights and frames have no cracks, the front grill is excellent.
Rear light frames have no cracks. Original Becker AM/FM tape stereo. Dash in great condition, no splits or cracks. Wood trim is beautiful, what you can expect from such low mileage.

All rims are in Excellent condition, no peeling. Michelin tires have 90% tread left. Spare wheel in good shape (Michelin tire) with jack. We have the original booklets. Production Date: 01/1989.

This is one of those few auctions as of late where I think the buy it now price is actually quite reasonable. For $7,500, this car could easily last another 200,000 miles and would provide a simpler, more involving driving experience than many newer vehicles costing much more. The blue interior puts me off somewhat, but I wouldn’t mind calling this classic my own.

-Paul