30 years after the tragic accident at Le Mans in which a 300SLR crashed into the crowd and killed 83 people, Mercedes finally returned to motorsport in the mid-1980s. Their first weapon was the 190E 2.3-16. It would take on the European Touring Car Championship and eventually become a dominating force in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). Its famous rivalry with BMW M3 would give motorsport fans many thrilling moments. However, the most important is that the car was built according to FIA Group A rules, which called for 5,000 production cars and a further 500 cars for each evolution. Without these rules, fans would not have been possible to own and drive these wonderful machines.
It goes without saying that 190E 2.3-16 was derived from the new "baby Mercedes", W201 series, a refined compact saloon, from the days that Mercedes was building the highest quality cars in the world. If properly set up, its innovative multi-link rear suspension offered exceptional roadholding. What Mercedes lacked was a powerful small engine, and that is where the cooperation with Cosworth started. The British engineering company designed and casted an alloy cylinder head with high-tech 16 valves
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