Yudha’s Mercedes Benz W202 Sedan C230 1998

 

AMG’d up. Representing to the Fullest!

The Mercedes-Benz W202 has been cruising the streets for almost 20 years. For a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, the car is a classic icon of German engineering in the 90s, and they preserve that recognition within W202 Club, which becoming one of the prominent clubs across Indonesia.

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My good friend Hatta is a member of the club, and I’ve been requesting for his own Mercedes 202 to be featured on the website. Keeping a low profile with his ride, he instead introduced me to Yudha, the proud owner of Mercedes Benz W202 Sedan C230 A/T 98, who deserved the coverage.

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As Overheat crew got in touch with Yudha, we quickly acknowledge his love and enthusiasm for the coverage of his ride. He even recommended a spot at BSD, the same location where his pre-wedding pictures were taken.

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On the day of the photo session, back in February, rain hits hard since early morning. I got news from Yudha that we might have to reschedule, so I went back to sleep. But it’s true, good things always come to those who wait. The thunderstorm forecast, quickly replaced by a sunny sky, and once again Yudha woke me up from my extended sleep to deliver the good news. The sun is out, and we will be shooting not only his W202, but also the selective crew that was having a small gathering at BSD. I jumped out of my bed, called my homie, Ben, and we drove to the location.

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Yudha’s W202 was purchased in mid-2012. According to Yudha, the C230 variance is the perfect fit for 202, which equipped with automatic 5speed, facelift body kit, and 2300cc with 4clynder are more than enough for touring and daily activities. Even though he only takes it out of the garage for certain moments to hang out with friends and club events.

In hunting for parts, Yudha patiently bid on Ebay, and there are many things that very difficult to acquire such as SRS airbag, AMG steering, Digital Ac, and more. This car is one of the time-consuming cars that he maintains, mostly because it took two years just to complete all AMG parts.

And finally it all pays off when he participated in one of the prestigious Mercedes-Benz events, and received the recognition in “Best Single Tuner” category at the 9th National Jamboree in SOLO on December 2014.

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This car is a special car for Yudha because it was his bridal car back when he got married in 2013. So that memory will last a lifetime, both his wife and ride. Not trying to get his wife jealous over a car, but Yudha’s love at first sight with W202 goes back to the year 2000 where for the first time he spotted the car in the movie “Romeo Must Die?” From that point on he starts to admire and chase this German beauty.

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We at Overheat wishing Yudha an everlasting love with the W202

Exterior:

  • AMG original License Plate Frame
  • OEM retrofit Mercedes Benz retractable sidemirrors
  • OEM retrofit Mercedes Benz European corner lamp

Interior:

  • AMG Sport shift knob
  • AMG steering wheel
  • AMG SRS airbag
  • AMG doorlock pins
  • AMG speedometer
  • AMG paddle set
  • AMG pinned carpet
  • OEM retrofit Mercedes Benz digital climate control unit
  • OEM retrofit Mercedes Benz door courtesy light
  • OEM retrofit Mercedes Benz sunvisor w/ light
  • OEM Mercedes Benz CD tray
  • OEM Mercedes Benz cup holder
  • OEM Mercedes Benz electric curtain blind
  • OEM Mercedes Benz side curtain blind
  • Recaro LX seats

Engine / bay:

  • AMG Catback Muffler System
  • AMG oil filler cap

Wheels/suspension:

  • AMG CL 2 pieces 8.5 front 9.5 rear
  • AMG 345mm 4 pistons big brake kit

photos and words by Iwan Putuhena

 

 

 

 

 

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