The Mercedes-Benz W201 was the internal designation for the Mercedes 190 series sedans, a range of front-engine, rear drive, five passenger, four-door sedans manufactured over a single generation, from 1982 to 1993 as the company's first compact class automobile.
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. During this time, the Audi Quattro with its all-wheel drive system and a turbocharged engine 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) 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. The 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.
This example left the factory in August 1984 destined for the Netherlands, where it was first registered on the 5th of October. It is finished in Blue-Black metallic paint with a Leather Anthracite interior. The seats were specified with perforated leather. Mainly due to the condition of the underbody, the car is sold as a project car.
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
430 HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT
466 CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
504 OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR, RIGHT; ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED; L.H.D
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW
Car for sale due to selling off private collection.
|Engine||2.299 ccm, 185 PS, I4|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Blue Black Metallic|
|Color - interior||Anthracite leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||234.713 km|
|Chassis / VIN||WDB2010341A121715|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Jablonec nad Nisou|
4-door sedan body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2299 cm3, advertised power: 136 kW / 182 hp / 185 PS (ECE), torque: 235 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4430 mm, width: 1706 mm, wheelbase: 2665 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1230 kg; top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 7.1 s, 0-100 km/h 7.5 s (declared by factory)
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia
Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia