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Have you ever owned a Mercedes 220? Did you have to buy any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so, we would like to hear about the experience and also how the replacement parts performed. Leave your comments in the comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes 220 Overview

The Mercedes 220 is classed as a compact executive car and is part of the C-class range of the German manufacturers Mercedes-Benz. These cars replaced the Mercedes 190E in 1993 and are still in production to the present day. This car is available in saloon and estate versions. These vehicles are well equipped, very spacious, have great safety features and are well designed cars. They are very expensive to buy, not as refined as expected and interior quality is poor for a vehicle of this type. This is a bit of a let down for a Mercedes, what do you think?

Mercedes 220 History

The first generation (1993-2000) of the C-class was introduced as a replacement for the Mercedes 190 and really gave the compact executive range of Mercedes a new look. For the first few years it was only the saloon version available until 1996, when the estate version was introduced. This version scored low in the Euro safety tests. A mild makeover was given to these cars in 1996.

The second generation (2000-06) introduced a coupe version which would later be in a class of its own. The 6-speed manual gearboxes were made standard across this range. In 2004 this vehicle had a makeover which manly affected the interior and engines.

The third generation (2007 to present) was slightly larger than its predecessor. This version received a makeover in 2011 and is the current version in production. The makeover gave it a classier interior design, sportier exterior look and improved fuel economy.


Executive SE

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes 220 is available in 2.2L petrol and diesel engines, with the petrol version only being available in the first generation model. The diesel version is the most economical, offering up to 64mpg which is great for a vehicle of this class. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? Remember to consider age, fuel type and engine size when thinking fuel economy.


Over its lifetime the Mercedes 220 has been available in 5 and 6 speed manual and 5 and 7 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have on your 220 and how did you find its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Mercedes gearbox parts where you can look for your Mercedes 220 gearbox parts.


We have Mercedes 220 parts available here at Breakeryard at very good prices. We know that parts can be expensive for this vehicle but our vast network of UK Breakers has parts for this vehicle at very competitive prices. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the 220 parts page to locate the parts for your vehicle.