Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: '85 2.3-16 '99 C280 '11 GLK350
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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Chassis no. 201.018
Engine is a M102, 1,797 cc 89 x 72.2, making 109 bhp at 5,100 rpm; 150 ft-lb torque at 3,700 rpm. Despite the smaller size, the 1.8L got worse fuel economy than the 2.0L
0-60 mph 12.3
118 mph top speed
The 1.8, badged in Australia as a 180E, was an entry level model, with many of the power or convienience features made optional.
Given the US consumer's disdain for "cheap Mercedes" it was never brought to the US, but did sell reasonably well elsewhere, particularly when the price point avoided VAT surcharges.