Front bumper W202

am8631

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Hi all

Just picked up my first MB - a 1997 230k saloon. The front bumper is cracked and im thinking about replacing it with one from a scrappy.

I need to know if all w202 share the front bumper or are there differences?

Any help much appreciated guys!

Andy Mac
 

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They are the same around a given year, the early cars go from 1995-6 to 1999, then some differences.

Plenty of cars around being broken
 

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They are the same around a given year, the early cars go from 1995-6 to 1999, then some differences.

Plenty of cars around being broken

I once tried to find a front bumper this way. Sadly, at that time, every car I located had been involved in frontal damage!

The good news is that in each case, the windscreen was intact and the driver's doors all worked perfectly!
 

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I once tried to find a front bumper this way. Sadly, at that time, every car I located had been involved in frontal damage!

The good news is that in each case, the windscreen was intact and the driver's doors all worked perfectly!

True, this can be the case,,there are firms out there who repair plastic bumpers, many insurance firms insist on this
 

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You will need to get a complete bumper, as different models have different bumper patterns..grilles spotlamps etc, so any missing parts will have to purchased..
 
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Forgot to say that its the 'sport' version of the c230k - does that mean i will have to find one of another sport version?
 

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Hi,
The pre facelift w202 came with one of 3 types of bumper, the Sport type, Elegance and the AMG Aero (standard on a C36) I believe.
The facelift models were all the same I think and there was a different type again for the C43. Face lift bumpers were different from the pre-facelift items and had an additional lip at the bottom , like a splitter, this was the same for the rear bumpers as well.
Whatever w202 bumper you buy it can be fitted to your car, though as yours I think is a pre-facelift vehicle, if you wanted to put the later bumpers on you could but you would have to buy some additional brackets though they are cheap.
 
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Yes if you have a sport it will be a different bumper from the elegance or classic.. Tho' the bumpers will all fit as the body and brackets are the same
 

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Yes if you have a sport it will be a different bumper from the elegance or classic.. Tho' the bumpers will all fit as the body and brackets are the same

The 3 different ones are in the link but the Elegance uses different brackets to the Classic,Esprit and sport
 

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Hi,
The pre facelift w202 came with one of 3 types of bumper, the Sport type, Elegance and the AMG Aero (standard on a C36) I believe.
The facelift models were all the same I think and there was a different type again for the C43. Face lift bumpers were different from the pre-facelift items and had an additional lip at the bottom , like a splitter, this was the same for the rear bumpers as well.
Whatever w202 bumper you buy it can be fitted to your car, though as yours I think is a pre-facelift vehicle, if you wanted to put the later bumpers on you could but you would have to buy some additional brackets though they are cheap.

Early W202 Front Bumpers:

Classic/Sport/Esprit Same

Elegance - Chrome mouldings

C36

Late W202 Front Bumpers:

All share same top rail and bottom skirt

Classic/Esprit/Elegance Same main body

Sport different main body

C43 (impossible to get hold of)

All fit any W202 though.
 


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