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I have a 1991 190E 2.6 Automatic.

I just found a 1988 2.3 8v 5 speed manual and was wondering if the manual would fit in my 2.6?

If not, would it be possible to do a 16V conversion on the 8V 2.3?

if both work, what would be the best choice in this case? ( availability, and ease of work? )
 

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I just found a 1988 2.3 8v 5 speed manual and was wondering if the manual would fit in my 2.6?
Except for the V-8 engined W124, all the W124 and W201 transmissions, whether four, five or six cylinders, will "bolt up" to the rear engine housing. There is a different set of gear ratios and final drives between the four, five and six cylinder cars.

If not, would it be possible to do a 16V conversion on the 8V 2.3?

if both work, what would be the best choice in this case? ( availability, and ease of work? )
The saying goes, "If it were easy, everyone would be doing it." The swap is technically possible, but it is so comprehensive, so expensive and requires virtually rebuilding not just the top end, but also the bottom end of the engine, that it is wholly unfeasible.
 
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