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1985-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3-16 specifications

1985-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3-16 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The ‘80s were an exciting time for Mercedes-Benz. It went down market to chase BMW, and did it in an inimitable style orchestrated by design chief Bruno Sacco. The 190E had done a great job of stealing 3-Series sales, but lacked a little of that car’s glamour. The 2.3E 2.3-16 was conceived for touring car racing, and thanks to a clever cylinder head from Cosworth, delivered ample power and torque to turn the staid looking car into a flying machine. The 1988 2.5-litre version, with 200bhp was even more exciting, Evo I and II models cost considerably more.

Production

  • Production:
    2299
  • Price at launch:
    £21,045
  • Price (excellent)
    £15,000
  • Price (good):
    £9,000
  • Price (average):
    £6,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.3secs
  • Top speed:
    144.0mph
  • Power:
    88.0bhp
  • Torque:
    122.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, multi-link, coil spring,
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4430mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2665mm
  • Width:
    1720mm
  • Height:
    1342mm
  • Weight:
    1300kgs

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