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.
In the late 1970s, Mercedes competed in rallying with the big V8-powered Coupés of the R107 Series, mainly the light-weight Mercedes 450 SLC 5.0. 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. 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.
An enlarged 2.5 L engine replaced the 2.3 L in 1988. It offered double-row timing chains to fix the easily snapping single chains on early 2.3 engines, and increased peak output by 17 bhp (13 kW) with a slight increase in torque. For the European market, the car delivered up to 201 hp (150 kW; 204 PS) without a catalytic converter. Catalytic converter cars equipped with the 2.5-litre 16V engine generated a slightly reduced power output.
With the introduction of the facelifted 190 Mercedes also introduced the Limited slip (LSD) with an electronically controlled, hydraulically locking differential which activates automatically when required (ASD). The electronic control allows varied amounts of differential lock from the standard 15% right up to 100%. It is not a traction control system however and can only maximize traction rather than prevent wheel spin.
This car comes in nice original undamaged condition with original 112.000 kilometres from new. Rare model with the same performance as the limited EVO 1 but half the price. 4-cylinder flat head Cosword system, blue-black color with anthracite leather upholstery, rare automatic transmission, which is now a real rarity, far fewer automatic cars were made and the automatic cars are becoming more interesting and sought after. It came from a limited run of 5.743 units built worldwide making it a collectable youngtimer. The Mercedes 190E 2.5-16V the EVO1, along with the later EVO2 model, became the rare historic race car of its day.
The car is very well preserved in very nice undamaged condition after only two owners. The car has never been raced or competed in any competitions. The Mercedes has original de-registered German documents.
|412||ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE|
|M102||R4-INJECTION ENGINE M102|
|620||AIR POLLUTION CONTROL|
|538||AUTO. ANTENNA AND SPEAKER, FRONT - WITHOUT|
|873||SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS|
|600||HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT|
|593||ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG,BF|
|543||SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-|
|199U||BLUE-BLACK - METALLIC PAINT|
|430||HEADREST IN THE REAR, LEFT AND RIGHT|
|420||AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR|
|240||OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR|
|222||RIGHT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE|
|221||LEFT FRONT SEAT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE|
|Engine||2.498 ccm, 195 PS, I4|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Blue-Black metallic|
|Color - interior||Anthracite leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||112.117 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WDB2010351F709539|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Brno|
4-door sedan body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2498 cm3, advertised power: 143.5 kW / 192 hp / 195 PS (ECE), torque: 235 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4430 mm, width: 1706 mm, wheelbase: 2665 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1300 kg; top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 7.3 s, 0-100 km/h 7.7 s (declared by factory)