1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Review

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1990 Highlights

Big changes for the midsized offering from Mercedes. The 260 is now called the Mercedes 300E 2.6 to indicate that it is indeed a 300-Class and not a 190-Class. The 300CE gains a boost in horsepower by adding two more valves per cylinder. The central locking system will now handily close the windows and sunroof as well as lock the doors. The interior has been made more luxurious by adding more leather and wood to everything. SL Roadster is completely redesigned.

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4.63 out of 5 stars
1990 300D 2.5 Turbo Diesel
300D Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan
Purchased this car with 221,000 miles on it from the original owner. Window sticker reads $40,000. + new! Mileage on sticker says between 27-33 MPG. On my last tank I was able to get 33.43 MPG Unreal for a full sized Benz. Love the way it rattles down the road. The interior design and quality is unreal. It is one of the most finely engineered cars I've ever owned. You must maintain the car. Parts are available on the internet, just a pleasure to drive. It is a timeless classic. Feel very very safe in this car, the 2.5 Turbo Diesel is a proven workhorse.
5 out of 5 stars
Great car, strong performer
300E 4dr Sedan
This car had 200K+ miles when we bought it - it still runs as strong as it probably ever did.
4.75 out of 5 stars
Best car I have ever owned - 40 years
300SE 4dr Sedan
This "S" class w126 sedan is the most reliable, best riding, safest car I have ever owned and has been the least expensive to maintain as well. Bought it w/ 122K miles 4 years ago (I'm 3rd owner); now at 148K, and have had only $2K in "by the book maintenance" costs during that period. I would take it across the country tomorrow without hesitation. Rides great, rock solid on the road, and stately about town. Bullet proof safety. Gas mileage is not great 15/20 but what a ride. Always gets looks at stop lights and parking lots. Key to buying one of these is complete records which mine has since new. I've had 3 BMWs,3 Saabs,1 Cadillac & a Corvette The Benz is hands down the best!
4.75 out of 5 stars
300SL 2dr Convertible
I purchased the 300SL used. Car had been taken car of. If you don't mind the lower power than the 500, this is the car for you. 14 year old car and still got a solid 30MPG on the freeway. Car always had people commenting on it. Is still a good buy.


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
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  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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Used 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Overview

The Used 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class is offered in the following submodels: 300-Class Sedan, 300-Class Coupe, 300-Class Convertible, 300-Class Wagon, 300-Class Diesel. Available styles include 300SEL 4dr Sedan, 300E 2.6 4dr Sedan, 300D Turbodiesel 4dr Sedan, 300E 4dr Sedan, 300TE 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD, 300TE 4dr Wagon, 300CE 2dr Coupe, 300E 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD, 300SE 4dr Sedan, and 300SL 2dr Convertible. Pre-owned Mercedes-Benz 300-Class models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.6 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter diesel engine, with output up to 177 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.

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