Mercedes-Benz 190

The Essential Buyer's Guide


Don’t buy a Mercedes-Benz 190 without first buying this book!

Mercedes-Benz 190 (W201-series)  – The Essential Buyer's Guide

Looking for Mercedes’ legendary build quality in a car you can use every day? The 190 (W201) range offers a unique blend of timeless styling and advanced engineering. But buying any car of this age demands care: follow the helpful guidance in this book to assess a promising car like a professional, and find the right car at the right price!

Covers all models, with petrol and diesel engines, pre- and post-facelift
Includes the high-performance 190 E 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 derivatives
Will help you decide if the 190 is right for you …
… and if now is the right time to buy a ‘Baby Benz’
Advice on choosing the right version, options and colours
Comprehensive inspection guide
Real-world running costs and parts prices
Will help you determine whether a complete restoration is worthwhile
Packed with key facts and figures
Details of independent specialists, clubs and online support

The 190 (W 201) was a landmark car for Mercedes-Benz: the predecessor to today’s C-Class models, it was the company’s first compact saloon (sedan) and combined advanced engineering with a new direction in body styling, later followed by the W124 and R129 series. Engines available included robust petrol and diesel ‘fours’, as well as a silky ‘straight-six’. The sporting 190 E 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 models, initially developed with Cosworth, took Mercedes to new levels of performance. Altogether, nearly 1.9 million cars were produced, and today the 190 is an increasingly sought-after modern classic.

This guide will help you learn about the differences between models, and what to look for when buying. What are the true running costs, and what issues – with the mechanicals, body or interior – should you be wary of? Is a restoration worth considering?

This handy guide will take you step-by-step through the process of finding and evaluating a good 190 and making a successful purchase. Essential data and information about clubs and specialists will help you look after and enjoy your 190.

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V4927 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 100 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845849-27-6 • UPC: 6-36847-04927-0