1988 Mercedes 3.2TE AMG Wagon Japan Spec
Spotted in New York is a 1988 Mercedes 3.2TE AMG Wagon for Sale.
This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 230TE is a Japanese-market car modified by AMG with a 3.2-liter straight-six M103 engine producing 230 horsepower, and is equipped with AMG suspension, exhaust, wheels, bodywork, trim and interior.
The 3.0L M103 inline-six was modified by AMG to 3.2L specification, including a hydraulic-lifter cylinder head and stroker crankshaft, reportedly increasing output from 177 horsepower to 230 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission. The AMG VIN tag shows the vehicle VIN and AMG serial number. Approximately 87,000 kilometers (~54,000 miles) are shown on the odometer.
The body is finished in Arctic White (147) with color-keyed body cladding, along with AMG valances and side skirts. The 17″ AMG wheels retain their factory finish, and are fitted with Continental Extreme Contact tires. The car is also equipped with an AMG exhaust and springs.
On the inside, the rear of the cabin is upholstered in blue velour, while the fronts are a pair of desirable and rare Recaro CSE seats wrapped in blue leather. The mismatched front and rear seats are indicative of early AMG builds, where Recaro CSE seats first became available as an option. The cargo area features a hide-away rear-facing jump seat and retractable mesh and canopy partitions to separate the main cabin. The Interior also houses an AMG Steering wheel, a 300-km/h speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer gauge cluster. Burl wood veneers accent the blue dash, center stack and door panels. Close-up photos of the upholstery and interior trim are provided in the gallery.
The left-hand-drive car was imported from Japan in May 2019 and is being offered with export paperwork, recent service records, and a clean U.S. title. Since importation the car has received a complete service, including:
– Oil/Oil filter change
– Fuel system cleaning, and installation of a new fuel pressure regulator
– Brand new hood heat insulation pad
– (6) New fuel injectors
– (6) New spark plugs
– (4) Brand new Continental tires.
– New wiper Blade
The complete list of all AMG modifications include:
– AMG M103 3.2Liter Motor
– AMG Aero Kit
– AMG optioned Recaro CSE seats
– AMG 17′ Wheels
– AMG Steering Wheel
– AMG 300kmph Speedometer
– AMG Exhaust
– AMG Springs