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Mercedes-Benz W201 (190) - The Complete Story

By James Taylor

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ISBN: 9781785007330
PUBLISHED: 23/07/2020
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 233 colour photographs

The W201 was a compact saloon designed to address both concerns about fuel economy generated by the first oil crisis in the 1970s and competition for sales from the BMW 3 Series. Many doubted that Mercedes could deliver a compact car whilst retaining their traditional qualities. But the W201 soon won them over. For here was a car that was a real Mercedes in the tradition of the time - it was just smaller.


With around 200 colour photographs, this book features:

  • The reasons behind the need to build a new compact saloon in the 1980s
  • The styling, engineering and specification changes introduced over the lifetime of the model
  • Full technical specifications, including paint and interior trim choices
  • A chapter on the special US variants
  • Production tables and vehicle number sequences
  • The story of Mercedes' long and exciting struggle to win the German Touring Car Championship with the 190
  • A chapter on buying and owning a 201-series Mercedes

RRP: £25.00

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E-Book Edition: £20.00 (incl. VAT)


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" Comprehensive technical details help to make this a useful resource, while the buying advice will be welcomed by potential owners, especially because the earliest examples are now not far off their 40th birthdays. "
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Reviewed By: Classic & Sportscar

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