1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16v

Very well presented Cosworth 190E automatic in Almandine Red with Black leather from long term ownership; recent service

Mercedes teamed up with Cosworth to develop a special ‘hot’ version of their terrific 190 model. Their partners developed a new 16-valve cylinder head for the 2.3 litre M102 engine which resulted in 185bhp, a 0-60mph time of just 6.7 seconds and 145mph top speed.

The chassis was also upgraded with sports suspension, quicker steering, limited slip diff, ABS brakes, ADS traction control and aerodynamic body-kit reducing lift and drag. It was given a larger 2.5-litre engine in 1988 and remained in production until 1993.
In August 1983, ahead of the official launch, three Cosworths went to Nardo in Italy where they set three world records and twelve international endurance records by running flat out non-stop for 50,000km at an average speed of 154.06mph - an astonishing feat!
This particular 2.5-litre Cosworth dates from 1989 and was specified with the automatic box option. Painted in Almandine red, it retains its original alloys and smart black leather upholstery. A duplicate Service book shows that Mercedes-Benz London gave it its initial PDI. The book was clearly lost fairly early on, as Mercedes-Benz provided a printout of service work that took place between 1996 and 2000 with some later invoices on file. The car was purchased by our vendor – a serial Mercedes-Benz collector way back in 2003, used for a while before being put away in his collection. During the last five years or so, it has seen more action, the vendor fitting a new fuel pump in 2016, along with a new bonnet stay and ignition barrel. A new battery has just been added and the car given a service and four new Falken tyres. A new shock and tie rods (and alignment) have also just been fitted. It has now passed a fresh MOT which shows no advisories and expires in April 2022. The 10 old MOTs on file show its lack of activity between 2009 and 2016 and few miles have been added since. The odometer now reads 153,641 miles, a genuine figure which works out at an average of just 4,781miles per annum. 190E Cosworth prices have skyrocketed of late and cars with good histories are hard to come by. This car looks like a strong contender and good value at the catalogue guide price.

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Reg No: G385VMM
Chassis Number: WDB2010352F647471
Engine Number: 10299022000704
Engine Size: 2497
Docs: V5C, MOT April 2022, 10 old MOT's, Book Pack, Invoices.

Estimate: £12,000+

Lot 115

Lot ended

Monday 17/05/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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