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Mercedes Benz C Class W203 C230 Estate - Facts and Figures


General Value
Chassis W203
Model C230 Estate
Engine 2496cc
Engine Code M272
Fuel Type Petrol
Production 2000 - 2006
Predecessor W202
Successor W204
Performance Value
Power 204 BHP
Torque 290 Nm - 245 lb/ft
Acceleration 8.3 (s)
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 29.3 MPG
MPG Motorway 42.0 MPG
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C Class W203 C230 Estate Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/2003/146 - Possible Loss Of Steering Control - It is possible that the steering coupling at the union with the steering gear may not be correctly positioned and/or sufficiently torqued. This could lead to the steering gear becoming detached from the steering column with subsequent loss of steering control.
  • R/2010/153 - Bonnet Could Open Without Warning - It is possible that due to a previous minor collision which the driver may have considered insignificant the bonnet securing hook may have been damaged which could result in the opening of the bonnet if it has not been closed correctly.
  • R/2003/185 - Rear Seat Belts May Not Engage Correctly - Rear Seat Belt may not engage correctly
  • R/2006/046 - Engine May Revert To Limp Home Mode - The differential pressure sensor for the diesel particulate filter can fail due to contamination of the protective gel layer by exhaust gases. This will result in the car reverting to limp home mode (restricted engine speed).