1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Overview


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2 Dr 300CE Coupe
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4 Dr 300D Turbodiesel Sedan
4 Dr 300E 2.6 Sedan
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4 Dr 300SE Sedan
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Buy One If You Can Find One :) by Alex
 — We found this car the same day it had been traded in at a Mercedes dealer; they hadn't even cleaned it yet. It is a Japan LHD import, with 47,000 original miles (which is RIDICULOUSLY low), a Webasto... Read More
One Of The Best Cars Ever by ks2013
 — I owned a 1990 300E from Sep. 2011 to Dec. 2012. I bought the car with around 220,000 miles and though it was far from perfect due to age and mileage I have never been more impressed by a vehicle and ... Read More
1990 300 E by Aikane
 — My 1990 300 E is a very well made car. The acceleration is a little sluggish sometimes, but when pressed, it can thrust forward when needed. The car is almost 20 years old and still drives and looks l... Read More

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Overview

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

For 1990, the versatile Mercedes-Benz 300-class formed the backbone of automaker's midsize lineup. Trim packages included a 300CE coupe with a new single-cam 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder engine that pumped out a peppy 217 hp, and a 300SL convertible with a 3.0-liter, 228-hp engine. Other models, including the 300E, SE, and SEL sedans, and the 300SL and the 300TE wagon, came with a 177-hp 3.0-liter single-cam engine.

A 4-speed automatic transmission was standard across all models of the 300-class, as was a new fuel-injection system, anti-lock brakes, and airbags for the driver and passenger. Power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, and a cassette player were also standard for all models.

Options included a five-speed automatic overdrive and a sunroof (except for the SL convertible model, of course). Leather seats were standard on the 300E, SE, SEL, and E 4MATIC sedans, on the SL convertible, and on the CE Coupe. They were available as an option on the other models.


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Where Is The Access Point To The Fuel Level Sender Unit On A 1990 300 Sel

I need to replace the fuel level sender unit, but I can't find the access point.

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

My 300 Sl Has Less Than 15,000km

Purchased in New Jersey in 1990, shipped to Japan and imported to Canada in 2006. .Just wondering what could I sell for today? A/C converted but other than that it is stock with all things basically p...

60 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
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1990 300e -idles Rough And Stalls At Stops

cold start is fine, after it warms up it idles rough and stalls at stops, sometimes it will restart most of time it wont start, I think the mixture is to rich for one. also noticed that when it does...

3,165 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

1990 Mercedes 300e High Idle Problem

my 1990 mercedes 300e starts and idles at about 900-1000 rpm but when i drive it the idle at at stop increases to 1500 to 2500 rpm any answers?

864 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Brake Is Hard

the car was not runing so good be be for the brake got hard

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