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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16V COSWORTH, Rare OZ AMG Wheels, Clean AZ Car

97300 MILEAGE
Sedan BODY TYPE
4 Cylinder Engine ENGINE

1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 16V 2.3 COSWORTH Description:

Give Us A Call 480-703-2337 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 16V 2.3 COSWORTH Year 1986 Make Mercedes-Benz Model 190E Body Color Smoke Silver Stock 161231195182 VIN WDBDA34D2GF177507 Miles 97,300 Engine Size 4 Cylinder Engine Transmission Type Automatic 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16V COSWORTH, High Compression 4cyl, Rare AZ Car

This week Canyon State Classics brings to market a very special car, this being the first of its kind we have been able to acquire and bring to market. Presented for you enjoyment is a beautiful 1986 190E 16V Cosworth Sedan. This car has a super clean history and has been a lifelong Arizona car and was senior owned and exclusively dealer serviced. Carfax backs up the clean rust free history and the service booklet is fully stamped.

The body on the car is straight as an arrow and finished in Smoke Silver. With the exception of a few small touch up spots the paint on every panel looks very good. All original MB Glass is good all around and the car is riding on rare period correct 2-Piece OZ Built Monoblock AMG wheels with fresh Michelin Pilot tires and has a nice sounding Remus sports muffler.

The Interior is beautiful all original Black leather. No panels have ever been replaced and there are no rips or ware spots to speak of. The windows all work, all lights are functional and climate control works great. Sunroof and headliner are fully functional and look great.

Mechanically this 190 is in excellent condition. As I said the service booklet shows the care the original owner always took in doing whatever his dealer recommended. That level of service leads to the cars current excellent condition with no mechanical defects. I just spent big money having transmission dropped out and fully resealed and inspected as well as fully serviced with new filters and fluids! Brakes are excellent and tires are in very good condition. Below is a little info about just what makes these rare cars so special!

The Cosworth engine was based on the M102 four cylinder 2.3-litre 8-valve unit producing 136 hp (101 kW; 138 PS), already fitted to the 190 and E-Class. Cosworth developed the cylinder head.It was made from light alloy using Coscast's unique casting process and brought with it dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, meaning 16 valves total which were developed to be the "largest that could practically be fitted into the combustion chamber".

In road going trim, the 2.3 L 16-valve engine generated a maximum power output of 185 hp (138 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 174 lbft (236 Nm) at 4,500 rpm. The oversquare 95.50 x 80.25 mm bore and stroke dimensions ensured that the car could easily rev up to the 7,000 rpm redline.Acceleration from 0100 km/h (62 mph) was in less than eight seconds, and the top speed was 230 km/h (143 mph).

US-Specification cars had a slightly reduced compression ratio (9.7:1 instead of 10.5:1), and were rated at 167 hp (125 kW; 169 PS) at 5,800 rpm and 162 lbft (220 Nm) at 4,750 rpm.

The road-going version of the engine was reconfigured with reduced inlet and exhaust port sizes, different camshaft profiles, no dry sump configuration and Bosch K-jetronic replacing the specialized Kugelfischer fuel injection. These changes helped bring power down to the required 185 bhp (138 kW) specification, but still resulted in a "remarkably flexible engine, with a very flat torque curve and a wide power band".The heads for the engines were cast at Cosworth's Coscast foundry in Worcester and sent to Germany to be fitted to the rest of the engine, parts of which were different from the standard 2.3-litre engine including light pressed alloy pistons, and rings designed to withstand higher engine speeds, whilst con-rods, bearings and bearing caps were found to be strong enough as standard and left unaltered.14

16v differences

Due to their performance, the 16-valve cars were different from the other 190 models. The body kit on the 2.3-16 and 2.5-16 reduced the drag coefficient to 0.32, one of the lowest CD values on a four-door saloon of the time, whilst also reducing lift at speed. The steering ratio was quicker and the steering wheel smaller than that on other 190s, whilst the fuel tank was enlarged from 55 to 70 L. An oil cooler was fitted to ensure sufficient oil cooling for the inevitable track use many of these cars were destined for.

The strictly four-seater interior had Recaro sports seats with strong side bolsters for front and rear passengers. Three extra dials - an oil temperature gauge, stopwatch and voltmeter - were included in the centre console. The 190 E 2.3-16 was available in only two colours, Blue-Black metallic (Pearl Black in the US), and Smoke Silver.

All 2.3-16-valve 190 models are fitted with a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) as standard. They were also available with Mercedes' ASD system. The ASD is an electronically controlled, hydraulically locking differential which activates automatically when required. 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. Activation of the ASD system is indicated by an illuminating amber triangle in the speedometer.

The suspension on 16-valve models is modified from the standard 190 (W201). As well as being lower and stiffer, it has quicker dampers, larger anti-roll bars, harder bushings and hydraulic Self-leveling suspension (SLS) on the rear. This allows the rear ride height to remain constant even when the car is fully loaded.

All in all you wont find a better example of the 190E Cosworth for any less money than what I am asking and if you do, im sure it wont hold a candle to just how nice of an example this truly is. Call Jon @ 480-703-2337 with any specific questions. We gladly can help with export quote and have many happy European clients.

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Features:

Item location:Tempe, Arizona, United States
VIN:WDBDA34D2GF177507
Year:1986
Mileage:97300
Make:Mercedes-Benz
Model:190E
SubModel:16V 2.3 COSWORTH
Type:Sedan
Trim:16V 2.3 COSWORTH
Doors:5
Color:Silver
Interior color:Black
Engine:4 Cylinder Engine
Vehicle Title:Clear