19th Sep 2010, 01:37

I drive a 1992 Mercedes 190e 2.6, and it's never once left me stranded, even with 221,000 miles. I just maintain it, and it runs like new. My only problems are internally broken rear door handle, and broken outside temp display. These cars are amazing.

17th Oct 2010, 11:54

Hey guys, should I buy the color light blue year 1989 190E 2.6 litre (6 cylinder engine) with 104,000 miles for $800. or the color black year 1992 190E 2.3 litre (4 cylinder engine) with 142,000 miles for $800.??? ~ Mark ~

11th Feb 2011, 11:09

I am currently living in Germany and have just purchased a 1989 190E 2.0 European spec. I am having problems finding a good site to purchase parts for it; mostly all I can find is the American spec 2.6 and Evo. I would like to fix it up and maybe eventually put a bigger engine in it; I would assume that it would fit any of the other 190E engines. It needs a good facelift and a couple things to fix in the engine. If anyone knows of a good site, European or American, as I have a U.S. address for the military. Also, could you let me know please.

The car runs good, almost always starts on the first key turn. I am happy with it being that it had been sitting since 2006. Thanks for any advice.

18th Mar 2013, 15:02

Hello everyone. I have a 1989 190e 2.6, and was wondering if a diesel engine from a 1985 190d 2.5 will fit in it?

25th May 2015, 00:29

Hi, you will find that your RPM is correct for a 2.6. I have a 1992 300e and a 1989 190e 2.6. Both run at 3000 at 60 mph, or here in New Zealand at 100kph.

The only way to reduce the RPM is to fit a diesel diff to your 2.6. This will reduce things by about 300 RPM approx. For some reason Mercedes fitted high ratio diffs to both the 201 and the W124 models.

29th Feb 2016, 03:08

Mark, buy the 1989 2.6, it has a bigger engine.

The person that takes care of my 1989 said the 2.3 has a bad motor - too small.