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1985 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series

Price: US $29,900.00

1985 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series1985 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series

Technical details

Number of Cylinders:4
Interior Color:Black
Disability Equipped:No
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Exterior Color:Smoke Silver
Vehicle Title:Clean
Drive Type:RWD
Body Type:Sedan
Options:CD Player, Sunroof
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Power Options:Power Windows
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Public info

Car location:West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
For Sale By:Dealer
Last update:15.01.2020

Additional Info

EURO car with VIN# WDB[hidden information]A[hidden information]

Color: Smoke Silver DB702
Interior: Black leather
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Body: Sedan
This Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 is from the private collection of Palm
Beach Classics. It was painted in 2016 and kept as a driver. The car
was recently serviced and there is no mechanical issues. It is a very
strong driver with a solid engine and 5 speed manual transmission.
Brought from Europe this model is hard to find in the US. If you
know your Cosworth, you will see right away that this is a true European
model. Today the Coswoth is considered to be the next classic for
Mercedes Benz. They are getting harder to find, in good condition.
We see this car as the next investment car, because if the BMW M3
from the 80's has reach over $60,000 there is no doubt that the 190E
2.3-16 is going to be next. Wait and watch....
We welcome inspections, also we can assist with shipping around the world.__________________________________________________________________________________________________
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customer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their home state. You
will receive 30-day in-transit tags included in the $245 processing and
document fees.________________________________________________________________________________________________

In the late 1970s, Mercedes competed in rallying with the big
V8-powered Coupés of the R107 Series, mainly the light-weight Mercedes
450 SLC 5.0. Mercedes wished to take the 190 E rallying, and asked
British engineering company Cosworth to develop an engine with 320 hp
(239 kW; 324 PS) for the rally car. This project was known as project
WAA by Cosworth.[13] During this time, the Audi Quattro with its
all-wheel drive system and a turbocharged was launched, making the
2.3-16V appear outclassed. With a continued desire to compete in
motorsports with the 190, and also now an engine to do it with, Mercedes
turned to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) (German Touring
Car Championship) motor sport series instead. Cars racing in this
championship, however, had to be based on a roadgoing model. Mercedes
therefore had to put into series production a 190 fitted with a detuned
version of the Cosworth engine. This high-performance model was known as
the 190 E 2.3-16V, and debuted in September at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor
Show, after its reputation had already been established. Three cars,
only slightly cosmetically altered, had set three world records in
August at the Nardo testing facility in Italy, recording a combined
average speed of 154.06 mph (247.94 km/h) over the 50,000 km endurance
test, and establishing twelve international endurance records.
A 2.3 190-E competed as James May's car against a 1996 E36 BMW M3 and
a 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth in series fifteen of Top Gear,
where it ultimately won the segment mainly due to its low initial cost
of £2,990 against £3,990 and £4,999 respectively. During the challenges
May (and an ADAC engineer) repeatedly confused reverse and first gear
for comedy effect due to the dog-leg gearbox
2.5-16 Cosworth
The Cosworth engine was based on the M102 four cylinder 2.3-litre
8-valve unit producing 136 hp (101 kW; 138 PS), already fitted to the
190 and E-Class. Cosworth developed the cylinder head.[14] It was made
from light alloy using Coscast's unique casting process and brought with
it dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, meaning 16
valves total which were developed to be the "largest that could
practically be fitted into the combustion chamber".[14]
In roadgoing trim, the 2.3 L 16-valve engine generated a maximum
power output of 185 hp (138 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 174 lb⋅ft (236 N⋅m) at
4,500 rpm. The oversquare 95.50 x 80.25 mm bore and stroke dimensions
ensured that the car could easily rev up to the 7,000 rpm redline.[15]
Acceleration from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) was in less than eight seconds,
and the top speed was 230 km/h (143 mph).[15]
US-Specification cars had a slightly reduced compression ratio (9.7:1
instead of 10.5:1), and were rated at 167 hp (125 kW; 169 PS) at 5,800
rpm and 162 lb⋅ft (220 N⋅m) at 4,750 rpm.
The road-going version of the engine was reconfigured with reduced
inlet and exhaust port sizes, different camshaft profiles, no dry sump
configuration and Bosch K-jetronic replacing the specialised
Kugelfischer fuel injection. These changes helped bring power down to
the required 185 bhp (138 kW) specification, but still resulted in a
"remarkably flexible engine, with a very flat torque curve and a wide
power band".[14] The heads for the engines were cast at Cosworth's
Coscast foundry in Worcester and sent to Germany to be fitted to the
rest of the engine, parts of which were different from the standard
2.3-litre engine including light pressed alloy pistons, and rings
designed to withstand higher engine speeds, whilst con-rods, bearings
and bearing caps were found to be strong enough as standard and left
16v differences
Due to their performance, the 16-valve cars were different from the
other 190 models. The body kit on the 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 reduced the drag
coefficient to 0.32, one of the lowest CD values on a four-door saloon
of the time, whilst also reducing lift at speed. The steering ratio was
quicker and the steering wheel smaller than that on other 190s, whilst
the fuel tank was enlarged from 55 to 70 L. The Getrag 5-speed manual
gearbox was unique to the 16-valve and featured a dog-leg change
pattern, shifting down and left for first. The gearchange quality was,
however, noted as "notchy, baulky",[15] criticisms which weren't
levelled at the BMW M3 (E30) which shared the same gearbox. An oil
cooler was fitted to ensure sufficient oil cooling for the inevitable
track use many of these cars were destined for.
The strictly four-seater interior had Recaro sports seats with strong
side bolsters for front and rear passengers. Three extra dials - an oil
temperature gauge, stopwatch and voltmeter - were included in the
centre console. The 190 E 2.3-16 was available in only two colours,
Blue-Black metallic (Pearl Black in the US), and Smoke Silver. The
2.5-16 added Almandine Red and Astral Silver.
All 2.3-16-valve 190 models are fitted with a Limited Slip
Differential (LSD) as standard. They were also available with Mercedes'
ASD system which was standard equipment on the 2.5-16v. The ASD is an
electronically controlled, hydraulically locking differential which
activates automatically when required. The electronic control allows
varied amounts of differential lock from the standard 15% right up to
100%. It is not a traction control system however, and can only maximize
traction rather than prevent wheel spin. Activation of the ASD system
is indicated by an illuminating amber triangle in the speedometer.
The suspension on 16-valve models is modified from the standard 190
(W201). As well as being lower and stiffer, it has quicker dampers,
larger anti-roll bars, harder bushings and hydraulic Self-levelling
suspension (SLS) on the rear. This allows the rear ride height to remain
constant even when the car is fully loaded.
At the inauguration of the new, shorter Nürburgring in 1984, a race
with identical cars was held, with former and current F1 drivers at the
wheel. A then unknown Ayrton Senna took first place.
Private Teams such as AMG later entered the 2.3-16 in touring cars
races, especially the DTM. In the late 1980s, the 2.5-16 (never released
in the United States) raced many times, against the similar BMW M3 and
even the turbocharged Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.

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