Have you wondered how many miles can a Mercedes-Benz survive before it heads to the junkyard? My father owned a 1980s 240D that had rolled over 1 million kilometers, and it was still running like a tank. Rust had started to eat up many parts of the body, but the car could get you from A to B with no issues. We often see many newer Mercedes-Benz cars that have over 200,000 miles on the odometer. In this post, we will share odometer pictures of different Mercedes-Benz cars with high mileage.
How many miles are Mercedes-Benz cars good for?
There is no simple answer as to how long or how many miles a Mercedes-Benz is good for. Some models have issues as early as 50k miles while other models can go over 200k miles with just regular maintenance. We are starting this post to keep track of models that reach crazy high mileage.
While we don’t have an answer as to how long an MB can last, we do have a few pictures we would like to share.
Use the comments section below to let other owners know how many miles you have on your Mercedes-Benz.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Check out this W163 with over 300k miles. You are always going to find people who complain because the cup holder and the window regulator broke on their ML. Our main concern with the W163 is rust, other than that they are solid cars. Small issues here and there can be easily fixed.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 – Over 200k mileage
You either love or hate the W210. There is no in between. These cars were bulletproof though. They could easily go over 200k miles on original transmission and engine. The only issues you will see with these cars is a bad brake light switch (easy and cheap to fix yourself), ball joints, engine mounts and maybe an automatic transmission valve body repairs. E-Class is another Mercedes-Benz model that doesn’t mind the high mileage.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 with High Mileage
The W211 model was a complete redesign from the previous generation E-Class. If you ask around some will say to avoid the early W211 model years such as: 2003, 2004 and 2005. In reality, these cars are very solid, the main issue that scares most people is the SBC brakes on those cars. Mercedes-Benz extended the warranty on the SBC so you may be able to get a new unit for free. Other than that these were quite solid cars especially the E320 trim with the 5-speed 722.6 automatic transmission. We would be more concerned about a 2006 2007 E350 due to the issues with the M272 and 722.9 transmission that affected those years.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class W220 high mileage
The W220 S-Class was and still is a masterpiece. It had its own share of issues with the airmatic. Other than that quite its a solid vehicle that sits on four air bags.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 W203
Who said that the W203 is not reliable. Check out this 1.8L C230 with over 200k miles on it.
How many miles do you have on your Mercedes-Benz?