Mercedes C-Class 1993-2000 W202

Mercedes C-Class 1993-2000 W202
  • COMMON FAULTS

    Common Faults

     

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    Rust – It’s quite common to find rust on W202’s on the lower portion the front wings, around the wheel arches and beneath the doors.

     

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    Catalytic Converters – C180, C200, C220 – Catalytic converter failure is common on these models.

     

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    Diesel Engines – Premature glow plug and injector failure is common

     

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    Rear Differential – The ventilation tube may become blocked over time, resulting in differential damage due to condensation.

     

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    Body – The front windshield wiper arm requires regular lubrication to avoid failure.

     

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    Suspension – Lower front control arms are prone to rust damage.

     

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    MAF Sensors – Problems with the mass air flow sensor can cause the automatic transmissions to shifts erratically.

     

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    ECU – The original engine control unit is known to fail, resulting in a rough running or non-running engine.

     

     

    Recalls

     

    No recalls to report. Please let Star-Tec Engineering Ltd know if one has come out that we have not shown.

  • MODEL TYPES

    Model Types

     

    The 1993 – 2000 Mercedes Benz C-Class W202 was available as a 5 passenger 4-door compact executive saloon. Minor exterior trim and some new kit were included on a 1995 update. A more extensive update was performed in 1997, when the C-Class received new front and rear fascias, body-side styling and the cabin was restyled to reflect the design seen in larger Mercedes models. Side-impact airbags and electronic brake assistance were added to the standard kit and two new V6 engines also debuted.

  • TRIM LINES & ENGINES

    Trim Lines & Engines

     

    The W202 Mercedes C-Class is available in the following trims:

     

    Classic – The Mercedes C-Class Classic was the value-minded base model, but it came standard with important kit like central locking, a driver’s airbag and ABS.

     

    Classic Selection – This model was available with numerous options, including air conditioning, alarm, alloy wheels, cloth seat trim, heated electric mirrors, electric windows, passenger airbag, side airbags, and traction control.

     

    Esprit – To attract a younger audience, the C-Class Esprit was fitted with a lowered suspension (25 mm). Available kit included smart-looking alloy wheels and traction control.

     

    Elegance – This luxury model features chrome-trimmed body-coloured side moulding, and it was available with options such as leather upholstery and an electric sunroof.

     

    Sport – Lowered suspension, alloy wheels, unique interior / exterior trim.

     

    AMG – These extreme sport models were fitted with either a V8 or powerful 6cyl engine, a sport-tuned suspension, unique wheels, trim and upholstery.

     

    The W202 Mercedes C-Class was fitted with one of 17 different engines:

     

    1.8 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 134 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol supercharged -178 bhp

    2.2 litre petrol – 148 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol – 148 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol supercharged – 193 bhp

    2.6 litre petrol V6 – 168 bhp

    2.8 litre petrol I6 – 190 bhp

    2.8 litre petrol V6 – 194 bhp

    3.6 litre petrol I6 – 280 bhp (AMG)

    4.3 litre petrol V8 – 306 bhp (AMG)

    2.0 litre diesel – 74 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 101 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 94 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 123 bhp

    2.5 litre diesel 5-cyl – 111 bhp

    2.5 litre turbodiesel 5-cyl – 148 bhp

     

    Transmission choices are:

     

    5-speed manual

    4-speed automatic

    5-speed automatic

  • MODEL HISTORY

    Model History

     

    Barely three years after introducing the compact W201 190 E, development had begun on its successor in 1986. Mercedes had built its reputation on over-engineering everything, and the new Mercedes C-Class featured many innovations not found in its competitors. Since safety has always been a focus of Mercedes-Benz design, the W202 C-Class used a strengthened body structure with side-impact door beams, and advanced zones. Fourth generation anti-lock brakes were also fitted, and a driver side airbag was attached to a new safety steering column that would retract on impact. Later models featured even more safety gear, including side airbags, a standard passenger airbag, and traction control.

     

    Introduced for the 1993 model year, the new W202 C-Class was the first model to receive Mercedes’ new designation that used a letter to denote the car’s position in the model range. This new compact executive saloon was dubbed the Mercedes C-Class (ie. Compact Klasse), and it was available in a range of trim choices. The entry-level Classic range included many standard safety and convenience features. Elegance models offered luxurious trim and leather upholstery, while youth-oriented models like Esprit & Sport, were fitted with a more agile suspension, wider tyres and more athletic interior and exterior trim. For those who wanted a more focused sport sedan, the W202 Mercedes C43 AMG offered V8 power, with a razor sharp suspension setup to put that power to the ground.

     

    Nearly 2 million units of the W202 Mercedes C-Class were sold between 1993 and 2000. Later versions got more advanced and efficient diesel engines. The trim and interior were also upgraded to reflect the prevailing style of the larger Mercedes saloons. The FWD A-Class was introduced in 1997, so the C-Class was no longer considered the “Baby Benz”. The 1997 model update underscored the W202’s elevated position within the Mercedes family.

  • SPECIFICATIONS

    Specifications

     

    W202 Mercedes-Benz C-class

    Model Year: 1993-2000

    Class: Compact Executive Saloon

    Body Style : 4-door saloon

    Drive Wheels : RWD

    Seating : 5

    Wheelbase : 2670 mm

    Total Length : 4505 mm

    Total Width : 1720 mm

    Total Height : 1425 mm

     

    Engines : 1.8 litre petrol – 120 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol – 134 bhp

    2.0 litre petrol supercharged -178 bhp

    2.2 litre petrol – 148 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol – 148 bhp

    2.3 litre petrol supercharged – 190 bhp

    2.6 litre petrol V6 – 168 bhp

    2.8 litre petrol I6 – 190 bhp

    2.8 litre petrol V6 – 194 bhp

    3.6 litre petrol I6 – 280 bhp (AMG)

    4.3 litre petrol V8 – 306 bhp (AMG)

    2.0 litre diesel – 74 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 101 bhp

    2.2 litre diesel – 94 bhp

    2.2 litre turbodiesel – 123 bhp

    2.5 litre diesel 5-cyl – 111 bhp

    2.5 litre turbodiesel 5-cyl – 148 bhp

     

     

    Transmissions:

     

    5-speed manual

    6-speed manual

    4-speed automatic

    5-speed automatic

     

    For information regarding our servicing options, please visit the Mercedes servicing page.

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