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hey guys ......how can you tell if my 190e 2.3l is a sportline or not????

thanks y'all

-Scotty
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a few hints

Your shifter will have a sportline tag
there will be sportline tags on the side
and most notably will be the giant bolsters on
the front and rear seats to keep yoou firmly tucked
in for those 90 mph hairpin turns.

some have crazy detailing on the upholstry too.

The suspension will be non-stock as well, but
thats not a quick check item.

You'd know.

ssb

let us know the verdict
 

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There's quite a bit of confusion over the "Sportline" and "Limited Edition" or in Europe...

There's quite a bit of confusion over the "Sportline" and "Limited Edition" or in Europe the "Avantgarde" and other special models. The Sportline mechanically is the same as the standard models. It has a smaller "sport" steering wheel with a tighter ratio steering box. The car sits a half inch lower on the 16V front coil springs and HD valved shocks. As mentioned, special badging and leather seat trim complete the package.
 

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Check the pics of mine

Here's some pics of my 1990 Aus delivery Sportline for some clues on the differences.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/messages.asp?messno=49433&id=14&view=t
 

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ok i just took a simple look there is no emblems on the car. the interior has no "special"...

ok i just took a simple look there is no emblems on the car. the interior has no "special" embordory, or "sportline" logo if you will. so i take it its not, but i still love her.i payed $1,900(u.s.) she has 270,000 miles on her...people are telling me that got ripped off, but i dont think so b/cause they last much longer and from what i read its just barely broken in right?....there isnt a scratch on it or rust. the regsitry of motor vehicles said it was worth $4,700(u.s.)-(book-value). does it sound about right? i think it was a good deal the past owner took great care with it. i have a list of every oil change and what-not. so i know exactly what has been done and needs to be done.

-thanks guys(and girls)

Scott
 

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Re: ok i just took a simple look there is no emblems on the car. the interior has no

ok i just took a simple look there is no emblems on the car. the interior has no "special" embordory, or "sportline" logo if you will. so i take it its not, but i still love her.i payed $1,900(u.s.) she has 270,000 miles on her...people are telling me that got ripped off, but i dont think so b/cause they last much longer and from what i read its just barely broken in right?....there isnt a scratch on it or rust. the regsitry of motor vehicles said it was worth $4,700(u.s.)-(book-value). does it sound about right? i think it was a good deal the past owner took great care with it. i have a list of every oil change and what-not. so i know exactly what has been done and needs to be done.

-thanks guys(and girls)

Scott
I've seen a few with lower mileage go for around that same price. I don't know what year your car is, but for that price, I would expect @ 1986-1988. 270K is a LOT of miles, even for an MB. This car is well beyond "just broken in". Personally, I would not have paid over $1000 for a 190 with that many miles on it (unless it was a Cosworth or AMG). $4500 is way out of line for that high mileage - even for a dealership. But if you know the service history and were able to look at the condition....

Has the engine or transmission ever been rebuilt or replaced? If not, you may be looking at that sooner rather than later. As long as all of the scheduled maintenance was done and all repairs were made by a good mechanic, you should be alright for a while.
 
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