The presentation of the Mercedes-Benz W 201 series on 8 December 1982 was an event eagerly anticipated by public and trade press alike. The W 201 did not follow a predecessor series, but added a third saloon line to the passenger car range along with the S-Class and E-Class – and caused something of a sensation at the time.

Model
Designation
Production period pre-series – end
Unit numbers
190
W 201 V 20
1982 – 1984
35,021
190 E / 190 E 2.0
W 201 E 20
1982 – 1993
638,180
190 E 2.3
W 201 E 23
1983 – 1993 (before Sept. 1986 export model for North America only)
186,610
190 D
W 201 D 20
1983 – 1993
452,806
190 D 2.2
W 201 D 22
1983 – 1985 (export model for North America only)
10,560
190 (neuer Motor)
W 201 V 20/1
1984 – 1991
83,540
190 E 2.3-16
W 201 E 23/2
1984 – 1988
19,487
190 D 2.5
W 201 D 25
1985 – 1993
147,502
190 E 2.6
W 201 E 26
1986 – 1993
104,907
190 D 2.5 Turbo
W 201 D 25 A
1986 – 1993 (before Sept. 1987 export model for North America only)
20,915
190 E 2.5-16
W 201 E 25/2
1988 – 1993
5,743
190 E 2.5-16 Evolution
W 201 E 25/2
1989
502
190 E 1.8
W 201 E 18
1990 – 1993
173,354
190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II
W 201 E 25/2
1990
502
Total
1,879,629

 

Source: Daimler AG