Sports grille emblem for W211 E Class needed

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I need to get hold of a replacement MB star sports grille emblem for my W211.

Apparently, MB only offer an entire grille replacement for £150 + VAT.

I've tried eBay and gone through the online scrappies but to no avail.

Any ideas?
 

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I need to get hold of a replacement MB star sports grille emblem for my W211.

Apparently, MB only offer an entire grille replacement for £150 + VAT.

I've tried eBay and gone through the online scrappies but to no avail.

Any ideas?
W211's have never come with sports grilles?
 
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Exactly what I thought but, apparently, mine does.

There's no "stand-up" badge on the bonnet just the flat MB one.

The grille (apologies for the lack of technical know-how) has shiny black vents and (up until someone removed it) a silver plastic MB star in the middle of it.
 

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Exactly what I thought but, apparently, mine does.

There's no "stand-up" badge on the bonnet just the flat MB one.

The grille (apologies for the lack of technical know-how) has shiny black vents and (up until someone removed it) a silver plastic MB star in the middle of it.
That will be some sort of aftermarket grille.

You may find that the missing star was a genuine MB star off a van or a lorry, what size was it?
 

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There used to be another 2003 E55K near me which had a flat bonnet badge and the Merc badge within the grill so they are out there - if this is what you are talking about?
 
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That will be some sort of aftermarket grille.

You may find that the missing star was a genuine MB star off a van or a lorry, what size was it?
Thanks Nick. I've spoken to MB and they have confirmed that it is a genuine part but the star isn't available on it's own. Obviously, I don't really want to buy the full grille.

The star is approximately 7.5".
 
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There used to be another 2003 E55K near me which had a flat bonnet badge and the Merc badge within the grill so they are out there - if this is what you are talking about?
That's exactly what I'm talking about. It looks really good - when it's in place :)
 

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Don't do it!!!!!

The W211 was born to have a plain grille with the bonnet star, not a great whopping Axor star!

I'll cry myself to sleep if you do it!!!
 
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Don't do it!!!!!

The W211 was born to have a plain grille with the bonnet star, not a great whopping Axor star!

I'll cry myself to sleep if you do it!!!
Really sorry sweetpea but it was like it when I bought it back it March.

I hear what you're saying but it looks daft at the moment with a black plastic fitting where the silver star used to sit.
 

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Thanks Nick. I've spoken to MB and they have confirmed that it is a genuine part but the star isn't available on it's own. Obviously, I don't really want to buy the full grille.

The star is approximately 7.5".
None of the "sports" grilles are genuine, the only bit that might be is the star.
 
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Thanks Nick. That's really interesting.

Originally, when I contacted MB Parts they explained that the actual star was available to purchase for £27+VAT.

However, when they put me through to my local dealers, they explained that the star was not available to buy separately.

I went back to MB Parts and they redirected me to another dealers who confirmed that I couldn't purchase the star on its own but I could purchase the grille.

I visited the local dealers and the fella on the parts desk (at MB Bridgend), who was very helpful, confirmed I could only buy the whole grille.
 

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I visited the local dealers and the fella on the parts desk (at MB Bridgend), who was very helpful, confirmed I could only buy the whole grille.
There is no star grille for a 211, but endless aftermarket ones, most of which use genuine star off vans as they are cheap, I would imagine that you'll find one to replace your missing one, but working out which one they used will require some dectective work.

I've got a Vito star on my desk for some reason, and that's 6.5", so a Sprinter one might be worth looking at.
 
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Thanks again Nick. Your help here is hugely appreciated.

I've just been outside and measured the badge. It has a diameter of exactly 7.5".

Looks like I'll need to recalibrate my search.
 

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Thanks again Nick. Your help here is hugely appreciated.

I've just been outside and measured the badge. It has a diameter of exactly 7.5".

Looks like I'll need to recalibrate my search.
It might be one of these:

euromercwebstore: Grille Star

I'll measure a few tommorow.

Could be a sprinter, sl, 163 or off some sort of lorry - but the lorry ones are normally a bit too big.
 
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That's fantastic -cheers Nick. I'd rip their arm off for a replacement under a tenner :)

The star that was originally on my grille had "L" shaped hooks on the back of it. To attach the star, I remember that I had to slot the hooks into the holes in the fitting in the grille and rotate to lock.
 

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What size the the W126 SEC grille star?
 

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