Second generation Mercedes-Benz E240 is Gold in China

Second generation Mercedes-Benz E240 is Gold in China

A very sweet sweet Mercedes-Benz E240 sedan, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good old Benz was in very good shape, painted in a beautiful light shade of gold and  fitted with darkened windows and the original gray wheel covers.

benz-e-gold-china-1a

The second generation ‘W210’ E-Class was manufactured from 1995 until 2003 with a facelift in 2000, this is a facelifted car. The W210 was never officially sold in China but there are quite a lot in country. Most arrived via diplomatic channels for use at the Beijing-based embassies, and others arrived for private buyers via the misty gray markets.

benz-e-gold-china-3

The interior was in good shape but the leather is in need of a good cleanup. The fancy radio-CD system with a large display for the time was standard on to top trim level variants.

The facelifted E240 was powered by a 2.6 liter V6 petrol engine with an output of 177hp and 240nm, mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic like the one in this car.

benz-e-gold-china-4

Body absolutely perfect except for a strange spot behind the passenger door, but it looked like the owner was already working on a fix. The area was scrubbed flat and just needed a new layer of gold.

benz-e-gold-china-5

When badges where still art, in metal and neatly spaced.

benz-e-gold-china-6

She is looking at you. Shadow of a winter’s tree over her bonnet. It will be summer soon…

Leave a Reply

2 Comments on "Second generation Mercedes-Benz E240 is Gold in China"

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Dennis
Guest

Weren’t the European W210’s E 240 6 cylinder engines?

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W210

Tycho de Feijter
Admin

Correct! Checked & Changed, and thank you.