Mercedes-Benz 190
All 190 models (W201 series) 1982 to 1993
The Essential Buyer’s Guide

27th March 2018
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Mercedes-Benz 190

All 190 models (W201 series) 1982 to 1993
The Essential Buyer’s Guide

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.

Mercedes-Benz 190: all 190 models (W201 series) 1982 to 1993 by Julian Parish

ISBN: 9781845849276
UPC: 6-36847-04927-0


£12.99, $25

• 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

Julian Parish has long been an enthusiast for Mercedes' recent classics. He has worked with independent specialists and Mercedes itself to prepare this guide, his fifth book for Veloce. His other Buyer's Guides include the R129-series Mercedes SL and a translation of the Essential Buyer’s Guide to the Mercedes W124 from German into English. He has also written the popular books “France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts”, and “The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe”. After a career in publishing and international software development, Julian now contributes regularly to magazines including Classic & Sports Car, and translates motoring content from French and German into English. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers.
Place of birth: Southport, England • Hometown: Montfort-l’Amaury • Nearest city: Paris, France

V4927 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 102 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845849-27-6 • UPC: 6-36847-04927-0
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