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The engines are over built and under powered. THey will last "forever". ITs a matter of good maintenance and they will last nearly for ever. Many believe Mercedes timing chains to be indestructable. If you bank on that however you may be out a car. They MAY be good... but the Mercedes is an interference engine and a broken chain is the end of your car.

Answerkeeping fluids changed and rptine mant. you cam reach 300,000 easy, was a 300d taxi that went over 2 million miles i believe
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Q: Based on general Mercedes performance how many more miles do you think a 1981 Mercedes convertible in excellent condition with 112 thousand miles on it already will go for?
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