1 million km and counting; this W124 Mercedes-Benz E200 is still on its original engine

Eric · Oct 21, 2022 02:56 PM

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“They don’t make them like they used to” is probably the encapsulation of the W124-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

And this Albanian-registered taxi is perhaps the best representation of that old-time phrase, having clocked well over 1.5 million kilometers since it was manufactured back in 1993.

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The video by DW does show that the E200 may have clocked “only” 584,589 km, but that’s because the odometer has rolled back upon hitting the magical 1,000,000 km mark. Moreover, the owner, Luan Nina, said that he has documents to prove the E200’s true mileage.

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Make no mistake, Luan Nina's E200 has covered more than 1 million kilometers

In fact, he is proud to say that the E200 is still on its original engine. The only repair it needed was a head gasket. "I keep it well, maintain it. Fix it when a problem might happen, I do everything that's required," said Luan Nina.

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This W124 Mercedes-Benz E200 is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that’s hooked up to a 5-speed manual driving the rear wheels. Back in 1993, the engine was good for 136 PS and 190 Nm, allowing it to complete the century sprint in 11.5 seconds. These days however, those figures are a pipedream.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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