Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 – 1991

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Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 - 1991

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Mercedes-Benz went head to head with BMW when it launched the compact 190 Series in December 1982, expanding its market to include motorists hitherto unable to afford the Stuttgart manufacturer’s high-quality products. This policy proved an outstanding success, with sales of the 190 totalling almost two million over the course of its ten-year production life.

A conventional front-engine, rear-drive, four-door saloon, the 190 was available with a variety of engines ranging from a 1.8-litre four to a 2.6-litre six, plus 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre diesels. Sports models was not long in coming, the 185bhp 2.3-16 joining the expanding 190 range in the autumn of 1983, to be followed by the even more powerful 2.5-16 in 1985. These cars had been conceived with motor sports in mind and were quipped with 16-valve cylinder heads developed in Britain by Cosworth Engineering, which based the design on that of its immensely successful DFV Formula 1 engine. Produced to meet the homologation requirements of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) touring car race series, limited edition Evolution and Evolution 2 versions had arrived by the decade’s end.

This 190E 2.5-16 was supplied new by the official Mercedes-Benz dealership, Autostern in Wädenswil, ZH and comes with its original service book stamped at time of delivery. Purchased by the vendor (believed the fourth owner) in 2007, the car has been regularly maintained and will be comprehensively refurbished prior to auction, including a service, new brakes, new tyres, suspension reconditioned with new dampers, etc. This increasingly collectible modern Mercedes is offered with sundry invoices, Swiss Carte Grise, and the aforementioned original service book.

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Sold for € 13.800
Estimated : € 30.000 – 40.000

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2017

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