Mercedes 190E 2.5 Cosworth 1990

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Lot No: 66

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1990 Mercedes 190E 2.5 77,030 (Warranted) £18,900.00 + buyers premium


The Mercedes-Benz W201 was a compact executive saloon car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 1982 to 1993. Supposedly, Mercedes spent over £600 million researching and developing the 190 and subsequently it was deemed ‘over-engineered’ in an era when Mercedes engineering was widely revered.
Mercedes wanted to build a race going version of this car to partake in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) which had to be based on a road-going model so the 190e 2.3 16v was born. This was later updated to the 190e 2.5 16v in 1988
Apart from the performance increase over the standard 190e, there were other notable changes over the standard 190. The body-kit reduced the drag coefficient to 0.32, one of the lowest CD values on a four-door saloon at 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 litres. The Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox was unique to the 16-valve and featured a ‘racing’ gear pattern with a ‘dog-leg’ first gear.
This excellent 2.5 16v manual car one of only 5743 produced, is offered with only 77k miles from new. Finished in Blue/Black metallic and desirable black leather interior, the car presents and drives very well. It has been well-maintained with 18 services, 10 of which have been performed by Mercedes Benz dealers. It also comes with a fresh service and a new MOT with no advisories. Lastly, it includes a nice number plate referencing the DTM.
This is a great opportunity to buy a low mileage 80’s real classic, sure to prove a worthwhile investment.

Full Details:

Lot No. 66
Auction 29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Mercedes
Vehicle Model 190E 2.5
Year of Manufacture 1990
Mileage 77,030 (Warranted)
Registration 375DTM
Date first Registered 19-01-1990
MOT 21-03-2017
Chassis Number WDB2010352F666637
Engine Number 10299020002193
Estimated Sale Price £8900 -9900

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