Techno Classica Weekend Edition: Mercedes-Benz 190E W201 Cabriolet

mercedes-benz_190_e_cabriolet_prototype For Techno Classica, Mercedes-Benz brought out a one-off convertible version of their modern classic 190E. The 2.6-litre car is the only one with factory backing, and it does look quite balanced. The two-tone blue suits the car exceptionally well, and it was built around the time the 190E had its “MoPf” facelift, meaning it has the wide plastic cladding on the sides. mercedes-benz_190_e_cabriolet_prototype_4 mercedes-benz_190_e_cabriolet_prototype_3 Inside, there’s acres of blue ruffled leather, and an automatic gearbox suits this tourer car as well as the Becker stereo. mercedes-benz_190_e_cabriolet_prototype_1 mercedes-benz_190_e_cabriolet_prototype_2 Top down, it does look better than top up, and one must wonder just how much work the custom bodywork took, as there was no coupe version to use. Mercedes ended up building a W124 cabriolet instead, as the upper segment was seen more lucrative and the coupe did offer some synergy benefits. vlcsnap37701ck4.5171 vlcsnap59579vk7.2808 i000387 There was, of course, small-scale cabriolet production by tuner garages for the 190E, but that’s never quite the same level as an official factory product – in good or bad. 26 Here the Mercedes convertible sits, as it’s today. The cladding looks as wavy as it does on every 500E or W140, so I wouldn’t worry too much of the attention to detail.

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One response to “Techno Classica Weekend Edition: Mercedes-Benz 190E W201 Cabriolet”

  1. Lyca Avatar

    Marvellous, help me please to find Infos about workshop who did these conversions