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I am contemplating importing an E200 from Singapore - the prices & spec levels are very good.
I am worried about performance - i do not want to buy a slug. Can anybody give me thefollowing info for an E200 (1991-95), automatic:
What is the 0-100km/h time?
What is the fuel consumption like?
How do you describe its ability to overtake at speeds between 40km/h and 90km/h?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

-Dennis
 

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I drove a friend's C220 today. The C is lighter, and the 2.2L engine is stronger than the 2.0. The C220 was totally gutless compared to my old 300E. The difference is only about 30-40hp, but my E feels much quicker. Fuel economy on the E200, you're looking at about 8.7L/100km combined urban and extra-urban driving. 0-100km/h happens in about 13 seconds (I don't know what to tell you about that, maybe bring a magazine to read while waiting to get to 100). Passing between 40km/h and 90km/h will be a lengthy adventure. Good luck with that.
 

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I'm the happy owner of an 200_CE-16 coupe of 1993 (it's an extremely rare model, just sold in Italia). It has the 2.0 16V engine of 136 HP.

The 0-100 time is 11 sec, the topspeed is in the 210 range I think. The fuel consumption is 10l/100 in mix... urban is more like 12l/100 without driving sportly.

The difference with the E_220 is ridiculous. I've tested some E_220 coupé before buying my 200_CE-16: only 14HP make no difference.

But, mine is a manual and I advice you to combine this engine with a manual tranny: not enough torque to put an auto tranny like 3.2 engines.

Here is mine:

 

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Im using a 89" 200E one thing is u can't expect a power there the car is slow im using the manual trans can't imagine the auto heheh,but its still a mercedes
 

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Of course it's not a 500_E [;)]

But with the 16V engine (>92), you can expect quite good performances for only 136HP. But it's true in the US you're not familiar with these 4-cylinders.

Before I used to drive a 250_D 5 cyl atmo of 90HP (not many of these in the US I bet!) ... so you know, I really see the power difference between the two cars! [^]
 

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E200 is a slug - but a lovely one

Lets not kid ourselves the 4 pot W124s are slugs but beautiful ones. These are very heavy cars due to the overengineering which makes them last so long and survive so well when they hit anything. A 4 pot 2 litre engine is not enough to move them with any vitesse but then many people aren't looking for that in a MB. If you want fun in addtion to all the other W124 qualities you must at least go to 6 cyls or preferably V8.

IMHO a merc needs an auto box , another reason for the more powerful engines[;)]

K
 
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