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Mercedes 190E 1985-1993

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1992 190E DTM  Mercedes 190E 2.5 16v Cosworth
1992 190E DTM EVO II  Mercedes 190E Evolution II
Mercedes 190E Cosworth  Mercedes 190E Cosworth
Mercedes 190E 2.5 16v Cosworth Engine  Mercedes 190E Evolution II
Mercedes 190E Evolution II  1990 Mercedes 190E 2.5 16v Cosworth

Mercedes 190E 2.3 16v Cosworth (1985-1988)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
143
0-50 mph
5.5
0-60 mph
7.3
1/4 mile
15.8
0-1 km
28.6
BHP
182 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
173 @4500rpm
BHP per ton
148
Engine capacity CC/CU
2299/140
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
174.4
Width (in)
67.2
Height (in)
53.6
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2712

Additional Info: The engine used was an uprated version of the 136bhp 2.3 litre unit already used in the 190E, which was then breathed on by Cosworth, who developed the cylinder head. These cars were needed as Mercedes wanted to compete in DTM (German Touring Car Championship). The US market had 167bhp versions.

 

Mercedes 190E 2.5 16v Cosworth (1988-1993)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
144
0-50 mph
5.4
0-60 mph
7.2
1/4 mile
15.2
0-1 km
28.3
BHP
192 @6750rpm
Torque lbft
177 @5500rpm
BHP per ton
143
Engine capacity CC/CU
2498/152
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
174.4
Width (in)
67.2
Height (in)
53.6
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2950

Additional Info: Non catalyst versions produced 202-204bhp (Europe only).

 

Mercedes 190E Evolution II (1990)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
155
0-60 mph
7
1/4 mile
15.3
BHP
232 @7200rpm
Torque lbft
181 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
173
Engine capacity CC/CU
2463/150
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
178.3
Width (in)
67.7
Height (in)
52.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2954

Additional Info: The 1989 EVO I had a very similar engine, power and performance to that of the 2.5 16v Cosworth, although an AMG Power Pack option that added 30bhp was made available. The EVO I also had wider arches. The EVO II had the AMG Power Pack included, as well as adjustable suspension, 17″ alloys, and a wide arch body kit that was designed to reduce drag down to an impressive 0.29 cd as well as increase downforce.

 

Mercedes 190E AMG (1992)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
155
0-60 mph
6.9
1/4 mile
15.5
BHP
234 @5750rpm
Torque lbft
235
BHP per ton
182
Engine capacity CC/CU
3205/196
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
175.1
Width (in)
67.2
Height (in)
53.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2835

Additional Info: A 5 speed manual version was also available. Has AMG lowered suspension and AMG 16″ alloys. In 1990/1991 AMG became part of Mercedes, but prior to this AMG was an independent company that mainly modified Mercedes vehicles for those that wanted just that bit more, therefore you will see a few post 1992 190E AMG’s as well.