In the latter half of the nineties, Mercedes-Benz rolled out one of the most popular luxurious series of their time—the E-Class (W210/S210). Among the various trims, the E 200 Kompressor 5G-Tronic Sedan was a particular standout. Produced between 1995 and 1999, this four-door sedan offered a perfect blend of performance, comfort, and status. It was the epitome of German automotive engineering and cemented Mercedes-Benz’s reputation as a premium car manufacturer.
The E 200 Kompressor boasted a powerful inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine with mercedes-benz-a-class-w168-1997-2001-aicontent/” title=”[aicontent] Write this as a title "Mercedes-Benz A-Class W168 (1997 – 2001)"[/aicontent]”>multi-point fuel injection. Engineers worked diligently to ensure that it had four valves per cylinder, marking a significant step forward from previous models. The engine displacement was further complemented by a compressor for boosted output. This engine was capable of delivering approximately 186 horsepower at a peak of 5000 rpm. The result was an impressive max speed of 147 mph, with the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 14 seconds.
An underlying attribute to the car’s considerable power was its five-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Despite its power, the sedan offered remarkable fuel efficiency, with its 17-gallon fuel tank accommodating 95-grade fuel. The car’s handling was significantly enhanced thanks to the multi-wishbone, dampers, and spring back suspension setup, which created a smoother, more refined driving experience. Even with its compact size—fitting comfortably five passengers—the Mercedes-Benz E 200 Kompressor 5G-Tronic managed to encapsulate luxury, performance, and class in its totality. It stood as a testament to the automaker’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what a luxury sedan could offer.