Export model for Italy only, always 5 speed manual trans,
110 kw = 150 PS, 280 Nm @1800-3600 revs
206 km/h (128 mph), 10,4 s 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph)
203 km/h (126 mph), 11,3 s 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph)
Oh, W201 - was always a rare thing here in Germany due to the
190D 75 PS DM 36.822
190D 2.5 94 PS DM 42.807
190D 2.5 Turbo 126 PS DM 48.165
That is a third more for the Turbo compared to the 190D!
Prices for German spec base models in Deutsche Mark;
a W124 200D started at DM 43.890, a W140 300SE at DM 87.894
That's marketing, pure marketing.
There was the 250D (and 250D Turbo), 2,5 L 5-cyl engines.
And the 300D (and 300D Turbo), 3 L 6-cyl engines (and the
200D, 2 L 4-cyl engine).
In some markets like the US the 250D Turbo was marketed as
300D 2.5 Turbo - a try to give the car more prestige as
"300D" was well known from the /8 (which here in Europe
was marketed as "240D 3.0") and W123, also as these two
series never had a 2,5 L diesel engine.
Juergen, what are you doing up so late? Go to sleep! =)
Yeah, I talk with taxi drivers every time I'm in Germany and they praise these
engines. We're definitely happy with the two we have.
BTW, what do you think of the CDI, apart from the other ones of course =)
Local time is ca. 1:35 a.m. Sunday morning, Saturday was
the first real warm day and I will soon get out, free the
ole 240D from the garage and do some night-time photography.
Astonishing power, _very_ fuel efficient.
What I do not like is the loud outside noise when cold
(which is even worse with VW TDIs), and if anything fails
it can get costly, much electronics.
Also for professional use like taxis I'm not fully
convinced about the longevity, but for private use
300.000 or more km without major problems should be fine.
Yes, it's fun, my sturdiest tripod for the cameras lives
in the 240D trunk, my preferred car for such activities.
What's particularly interesting in night photography is
that you have the ability to _collect_ light with long
shutter speeds and the results are often very different
to the scene you saw with your eyes (although with my
DSLRs the surprise effect of the days of film is gone).
They have an emergency mode so you can (slowly) drive
to the dealer.
I don't say there's no CDI engines with more than 300K,
but it's (IMHO only of course) remarkable that many used
taxis are sold with 2xxk - I remember that being different
with older models without CDI engines (often 500k or more).
But I think it's logical, with a - say - W211 E220CDI the
170 PS from the displacement of 2148 ccm _do_ come at a
price: Added load on the engine and several components
(also additional components like turbos and intercoolers
add to complexity) do have an influence in the long run,
there's (literally) no free lunch.
Also think about diesel fuel and it's quality: Nowadays
the engines require a good quality, in old engines like
the pre-chamber OM 616 etc. you can put in low-quality
diesel, for winter operation you can even add petroleum,
that'as stated in the manual - don't ever try that with a
So, YES, CDIs are powerful and they are fuel efficient, but...
Juergen (getting older day by day)
Shipping is simple. My dad shipped 6 of these diesels (including a beautiful
5spd turbo diesel "Westfalia" VW) to tacoma washington.
Cars are around 800USD. You're in Vancouver, right? To import a car into Canada
from outside the US it must be 15 years old. To
import a car into the US from outside it must be 25 years old unless you got a
lot of money and connections, which wouldn't make any
sense anyways =)
The two sites kfzmarkt.de and mobile.de are more than enough. That's how my
father shops. Once he won't straight off the plane and
picked one up. It's definitely worth if you're into these cars.
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