Lot 325 - 1991 12987 190E
|Odometer reading||105,300 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,904|
The Mercedes-Benz W201 is a compact executive car built between 1982 and 1993, positioned below the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class and marketed under the '190' nameplate.
The W201 featured a patented rear 5-link suspension, subsequently used in E and C class models, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry as well as available airbags, ABS brakes and seatbelt pretensioners.
It enjoyed strong sales in Europe with approximately 1.8 million examples sold. Mercedes-Benz spent over £600 million researching and developing the 190 and subsequently remarked that it was 'massively over-engineered'. The 190E (E for Einspritzung, or Fuel Injection) model uses the Bosch Jetronic Multi-Point Fuel Injection to meter fuel instead of the carburettor of 190 models. Thanks to their fuel injection system, 190E models made more power and were more fuel efficient when compared to non-fuel injected 190 models.
With just one previous owner until 2009 as well as the current vendor, this iconic 'modern' Mercedes-Benz an extremely well presented example of one of the most successful models from the in-house studios in Hamburg. This two litre model with automatic gearbox is described as totally original right down to the installation of the correct radio. The first aid kit is unused and the spare wheel is shod with Pirelli rubber with the working wheels all having nearly-new Michelin tyres fitted. The service history is extensive with all stamps from Mercedes-Benz main agents, Croft & Blackburn, up to 102,148 miles. Also enclosed within the history file is an MoT test certificate valid until April 2014, an original maintenance book and owner's manual and road tax valid until 31st March next year. This rare 'sunroof and air-conditioning' example is fitted with a 'Piranha' alarm system and much loved. A significant milestone in the development of the Mercedes-Benz range.
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