More than thirty years have passed since Mercedes-Benz introduced its 190 sedan (or W201 in Mercedes), a compact sedan designed to fight the very popular BMW 3 Series. In the E30 format, Beemer wants a small sedan and a part of Mercedes that you can have in case you want to show a premium badge. 190 was created at a time when Stuttgart producers built nuclear shelters with a thin look, while a more stringent approach was taken by mid-level executive transport and the 3 Series was considered a sporting preference, while Benz decided to impress customers with a blend of comfort and endurance. And a more conservative approach is to pay dividends with about two million shifts before being fired in the early 1990s, which still holds a strong impression today. Inside, the deliberate colors and dashboards can be absolutely precise, and they lack design skills in the layout of designs. However, it is a lot of fun to enjoy a well executed execution, although it is not a cabin to work flawlessly, to give you a long-lasting feeling that you will not find in other vehicles of the period, and to get a racing pulse. techniques. In fact, even if you look down below many of the same things for the driving experience, it can be said that the performance of the ranks is the simplest. However, the fuel-injected 2.0-liter model ensures that the 122bhp is reasonable at 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds, and if you want real speed, there is always a lively vivid variety of a live Cosworth 185bhp. However, many buyers prefer to equip 190 with automatic transmissions and still be a better choice today, the manual was not blessed with the fastest change. At least, there is no foot-operated parking brake to wrestle, but the rest of the controls work well with lubricated precision as you expect, and the Benz classic has a big steering wheel to make the owner feel at home.
The superstructure is very good at damaging time, and often bad accidental damage or repairs allow decay. However, it is good to check the ends of the front wing and rear wheel arches to see signs of bubbling during surface corrosion. it may sometimes appear around the screen, over the opening of the sunroof and on the battery tray. Base pans, jack points and thresholds should be given once again. The model then displays a plastic coating beneath the door, so check the rust on the edges so that the bottom can indicate a worse problem.
The body kits in the Cosworth model can hide decay or damage, so check your best and make sure that the spoilers and side skirts themselves are not damaged. The replacement panels are available for 190 – although some are expensive – and some new exterior coating parts are small, there is a growing supply of used parts. Finally, the quality of paint is good to check, because fading is common in some colors – especially red – the depth and quality of the original paint usually responds well to cutting back and polishing.
Regular maintenance should allow the machine to cover the galaxy mile without much trouble. The renewal of the time chain, one of the main works to be done at about 70,000 kilometers – listens to fairy tales – but does not mix too much and one-sided one-sided simplex chains are replaced with stronger bi-directional products in the 1989 facelift. Otherwise, be sure to check for damaged head seals, oil leakage from the cam cover seals on the 2.6-liter six-cylinder unit and fuming diesel engines that need to be rebuilt. The Bosch K-Jetronic injection system or injection, indicated by ‘E’ for Einspritzung, is therefore a problem, which is why 190E – rarely. On the other hand, the use of the Cosworth model may seem difficult, so it is useful expert controls. Repair costs can be very large with some parts that have a four-digit (or worse) price tag, so watch out for tired samples.
Manual gearboxes – Getrag dog feet included in the Cosworth unit – are as powerful as you need to control too much noise or disturbing changes. Automatic reconstruction can survive even if it reaches 120,000 miles or more, so check that the gears work quickly and smoothly. The clutch rests well on all models, but make sure the slip difference is limited to Cosworth in silent operation because the replacement replacement costs are greater than £ 1,000.
The front ball joint and the rear linkage bush are the common wear points from the side of the suspension and you should check for broken coil springs. More importantly, however, it is standard in Cosworth, and in many other variants, the optional hydraulic level control system is controlled. This can leak and replace the flimsy piping which requires a lot of labor, because the pipes must be made and the rear axle must be lowered to fit them. Changing the bumper or leveling pump is also expensive. You also need to check for leaks in the power steering system, but good news is that braking problems are rare if properly used. Make sure that only the ABS model does not display any warning lamps.
The overall quality of the cab is impressive, but there are a number of problems to consider, including cracks in the instrument and the line surface. The door board can also be bent and make sure you try all the electricity, because there may be problems with the electric windows, sunroofs, and fan motors and erasers. Also, you need to make sure that the ‘skip’ single sweeper is working properly, because repairs can be expensive. The Cosworth model has a LCD stopwatch, ‘bleeding’ and no new screen. If not, there is a good supply of used trim parts, and although most products are still available from Mercedes-Benz – avoiding anything at all costs – it is clearly feasible to avoid something shacky.