1990 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series
The Cosworth 190E was a result of Mercedes’ desire to participate in the DTM motor sport series. The rules in DTM racing specified any cars that participate in the series had to be based on a production model car that is available to the public (a street car.) Abiding by DTM racing rules and regulations, Mercedes put together a new 190e model, the 2.3-16v, and presented it at the Frankfurt Motorshow in 1983. What they had created was a high performance 190E fitted with a detuned version of the Cosworth engine for DTM. The 190 E 2.3-16v four cylinder Cosworth engine made approximately 185 HP at 6,000 rpm. The rev limiter was set to 7,000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 60mph took 7.5 seconds and continued to a maximum speed of 142mph (230kmh.) The new Cosworth designed engine was paired with a 5 speed manual Getrag gearbox, the same transmission used in the iconic segment leader, the E30 M3. In 1988, Mercedes replaced the 2.3 Cosworth engine with the new and updated 2.5 liter which delivered 195 HP. A 204 HP version without catalytic converters was offered, which increased power output 25 horsepower over the out-going 2.3-16v, however very few were sold. The increased power in the 2.5 came from a new, proprietary cylinder head from Mercedes and a longer stroke. The sportier variants of the 190e Mercedes have always been in the shadow of other DTM racing greats of the era, primarily the E30 M3. Collector quality examples of E30 M3’s have propelled their way well into the 6 figures range, and continue to climb. This 2.5-16v we are offering is a tremendous investment opportunity as appreciation has risen at a far slower rate. EBay does not acknowledge European VIN's, here is the VIN# WDB2010351F722578. Thank you for choosing MW Carline as your premier high line dealer. Our inventory is hand picked and inspected, only the top 10% is presented to our valuable clients, honesty, integrity, honor and passion drives us. We promise to treat you with respect before, during and after the transaction. We stand behind the vehicles we sell and have developed a loyal client base over the years. We accept vehicle trades, and can handle any of your vehicle needs, including: Financing, transport anywhere in the United States and in any corner of the globe, we can individualize your vehicle from cosmetic modifications to performance upgrades. We continuously strive to exceed our clients expectations. We also buy your quality car even if you don't buy from us.