1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3
4 Door Sedan
- British Columbia Car
- 131k Kilometers, 81k Miles
- Arctic White with Gray MB-Tex Interior
- 2.3L I4 with 4 Speed Auto
- Power Accessories and Cruise Control
- AC Converted in May 2021
- Meticulously Maintained
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Here are three Mercedes 190E 2.3 verbatim owner reviews from the respected Edmunds site:
“My 190e has 242,000 miles on it. Runs like new. Very smooth ride, good acceleration even though it is a 4 cyl 2.3l. Fun to drive. I just love it. I owned Honda, BMW and Ford but I have to say that the 190e left them all behind. Just needs regular maintenance with quality parts and it will last you a lifetime. The only problem I faced lately was overheating because of a bad fan clutch and that was a cheap job and never overheated again. I will definitely keep this car regardless of mileage.”
“I purchased this vehicle with 174,000 miles. I have to admit the fact that it was a 5-speed (super rare), I was somewhat willing to accept all the risks that come with a high mileage car. But I have to say after 3K miles later, I've never been so in love with a car before.”
“I can't believe my car runs over 180K Miles since it is very solid and reliable. Parts are readily available many places including web-sites. Small negative is the oil leakage. It seems most of the car in the same style have the same problem. Still it has excellent value for the price.”
Overall, 190E owner reviews on the Edmunds site consistently delivered 5 stars.
Offered here is a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 in white over gray. Originally a British Columbia car, it has been meticulously maintained. A sign of pride, the original owner even retained the factory build sheet (included in the sale). Currently showing 81,494 miles (131,132 kilometers) on its odometer, the 190E has traveled just over 2,700 miles per-year on average since new. Shown below, courtesy of lastvin.com, is the car's original-equipment list and build statistics:
Model Year 1991
Model 190 E 2.3
Engine 102985 12 093390
Transmission 722408 03 039970
Order Number 0 1 701 57257
Order Location CANADA
Interior MB-TEX - GRAY (178)
Paint 1 ARCTIC WHITE (147U)
Paint 5 78
Approx. Build Date 1991-02
Option Code - Description
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
250 ALPINE RADIO SET
286 LUGGAGE NETS ON DRIVER RESTS L AND R
340 ADDITIONAL 3RD STOP LAMP
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
444 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL) AND AIRBAG
463 VEHICLES FOR CANADA, ADDITIONAL PARTS AND CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
491 U.S. VERSION
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
575 FRONT FOLDING ARMREST AND RIGHT FRONT SEAT WITH SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
586 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER, AND ELECTRIC WINDOW REGULATORS FRONT AND REAR DOORS
593 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE (SINGLE-SHEET SAFETY GLASS), BAND FILTER
639 ELIMINATION OF FIRST-AID BOX AND WARNING TRIANGLE
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
801 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
814 ACTIVE BASS LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM
876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW
The car's exterior Arctic White non-metallic paint retains excellent gloss, a tribute to the Mercedes standards of the day (also demonstrated in its perfect body-panel alignment). The sheet metal is free of dings, dents or other damage. Chrome—including the classic Mercedes grille—is all in excellent condition. All factory badging is in place. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are undamaged. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Original 15-inch alloy wheels are mounted with Kumho® Solus 205/60 tires.
The car's interior surfaces show the same outstanding condition as its exterior. Gray MB-Tex upholstery—known for its resistance to wear, and very long life—retains a virtually as-new look. Door trim is likewise flawless. Gray carpeting—protected with Mercedes-branded matching carpet mats—is nearly perfect. The leather-trimmed steering wheel, black dashboard, and instrument cluster all retain their original look and finish. The center console's wood trim—including that surrounding the shift lever for the automatic transmission—is complete and unmarred. The stock Mercedes-brand audio unit remains mounted. The trunk appears to have never carried any cargo.
Under the hood, the 2.3-liter Mercedes 4-cylinder engine is clean, complete, and unmodified. All components are properly installed in a tidy engine bay. The air-conditioning system was converted to R134 refrigerant in 2021. Viewed from below, the chassis is undamaged and very clean overall with body-protecting covers in place.
The car's original build and identification body tags remain mounted. The full complement of factory-supplied literature is included in the sale, together with the aforementioned build sheet.
While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '91 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Mercedes quality in a well-equipped, very well-maintained, fuel-efficient package, with evident owner-pride. The next owner will be the prospect who acts very quickly.