190D 3.0 Turbo

Surf Blau

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Jan 8, 2003
Stavanger, Norway
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190D
Does anyone know whether the 3.0litre turbodiesel engine (M603) would fit in the engine compartment of a W201? Is there a physical difference (sizewize) on the 2.6/3.0litre petrol engines (M103) and the named dieselengine?

Has anyone ever seen or heard of such a conversion? I think 143 diesel-hp would be cool in a W201!

The transmission, wiring, etc could easily be taken from a W124, but would there be room for this engine in the BabyBenz?? If there is room, the later 24-valved one should fit as well = 177 diesel-hp, easily chipped to more than 200!! :crazy: This engine would involve too much complex electronics though, the older ones are easier to work with..

PS: I am NOT considering doing this, I am just curious (But it's always nice to have alternatives in case the engine should keel over ;)).

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