W202 facelift

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Hi, Ive noticed that halfway through the w202's life it was changed, what did they change?

from what ive seen:

-Rear bumper - has 2 'lips' ether side at the bottom
-Body coloured side skirts
-Front bumper lower
-Rear clusters dark on all models???
-High level brake light

What else?
 

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Grill changed.
Headlights changed internally.


Can't remember what else changed on the actual official facelift. Very early cars had different dash. Interior and specs changed after facelift too on some things.
 

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The grill is changed only slightly, the pre-facelift one is a chip-cutter style, the newer one is difficult to describe but is slightly more modern.

The facelift models are more than cosmetically different, there are literally thousands of updates (mostly w210 and w208 items).

If you are interested in facelifting your car to 1997+ cosmetically, please let me know, I have a complete body update going spare...
 
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Short on cash at the mo, just bought the merc itself :)
 
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Side repeators maybe, but mine has clear front ones
 

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The face-lift W202 also got the electronic key. Umm another one that springs to mind is the change from 4sp mechanical auto to 5sp electronic auto. The face-lift sport models also got ivory (white) dials whereas previous sports had the standard black clocks.

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Originally posted by Black 1994 C280
H4 bulbs to H7 bulbs



1156 Halogen to L.E.D.s

Silver Painted Wheels to Diamond Polish Wheels


Think those are US differences.

I meant the Headlight layout changed as in the order of the bulbs and reflectors internally. Don't think we got Diamond polish wheels at all.
 

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Removal of Antenae - is integrated into the rear screen.
Boot lid was different - has a line going accross it and also a small lip at the top.
the 'fakewood' changed inside to a fake burlswood finish
the sport cf changed to a diff style
the sport cluster and dials changed to ivory
Xenon was made optional
A c200 K was available in Estate
repeaters shape in wings were different
locking system was completely different
BAS was made available
ESP was standard
suspension was slightly differnt.
different steering wheel on some models
the lkights were different on later models, they all had darker lights.
remote boot release from inside the car
remote boot release from the KEY

not much else really apart from what has already been mentioned ie bumpers etc.
 

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Mine has the 5 Speed Auto Tiptronic. I notice that only fairly late cars have this. Any idea when these first appeared?
 
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Black 1994 C280, ive never seen a w202 with the LED high level brake light? isnt that the strip? ive only ever seen the 'block' version
 

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Originally posted by GrahamC230K
ASR not ESP.

Don't think even ASR was standard - my Dad's got a facelift C180 without any ASR or ESP!
 

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Originally posted by Big Ed
Don't think even ASR was standard - my Dad's got a facelift C180 without any ASR or ESP!


It was after '98
 

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Originally posted by BBW
Black 1994 C280, ive never seen a w202 with the LED high level brake light? isnt that the strip? ive only ever seen the 'block' version
There are two types of high-level brake light, those with bulbs and those with LEDs. Both look basically the same.
 

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1993 cars ( IE the first ones ) Had square buttons on the dash.

1995
- The flip out key was added with an MBSS alarm.
- The doorcards were rounded off
- Rear headrests became standard
- Indicators became clear.
- Sport got the check pattern.
- Cars got 2 front electric windows as standard.
- Passenger airbag became standard.

1996
-c36 introduced.

1997
- New Keyless ignition in late 1997 build.
- New Smoked rear light clusters.

2000

- Adjustable Steering wheel
- Optional Auto Transmission is tiptronic
- Puddle lights made standard on elegance.
- Sony or blaupunkt radio was made standard.
- ESP now standard across the range.



Im doing not too bad from memory
 

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Parker's "model history" page

"Jun 2000 C200K (Kompressor) supercharged 163 bhp Estates launched with 6-speed gearbox or 5-speed TipShift auto. C240 2.6 Estates (170 bhp) launched with standard TipShift auto. "

The c200 kompressor estate came out 3 years after the facelift change!
 

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