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Second generation Mercedes-Benz E240 in Blue in China

Published on March 23, 2016 by Joey Wang

Second generation Mercedes-Benz E240 in Blue in China

A very beautiful Mercedes-Benz E240 sedan, Spotted in China in on a car market close to the eastern section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The good old Merc’ was in a good shape, painted in a beautiful dark shade of blue and  fitted with sporty five-spoke AMG alloys.

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The car is in need of a good cleanup but otherwise fine. Windows are darkened against the prying sun and shining eyes.

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.

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.

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Leather very worn but it can be saved if it is treated soon. The wood is good. The radio is sadly not original but a cheap looking Chinese after market thing. Steering wheel cover is a later addition too. Gear knob with Benz logo is original.

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The car belongs to the owner of a nearby shop. He didn’t want to sell it… And that is understandable, because driving such a great German car in the greatest Chinese city has to be a brilliant thing to do.

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

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Dusty bonnet and the left lights are getting yellow. Needs some work!

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