The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a 1988-93 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.5 Cosworth. We make the process of selling your 1988-93 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.5 Cosworth quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The 190 was a model of car by Mercedes-Benz, also known as the W201, built between 1988 and 1993. It was positioned in their model lineup just below the E-Class cars. They sold quite well, especially in Europe. Over 1.8 million units were sold. The “e” in the 190e model name stood for Einspritzung, meaning fuel injection. It used Bosch KE-Jetronic Multi-Point Fuel Injection rather than carburetors. The fuel injection made it more fuel efficient than carbureted 190 models.
One of the best performing of these cars was the 190e 2.5 “Cosworth” model. It was developed as a rally car for Mercedes with the help of the British engineering company, Cosworth. At the time, Mercedes had been racing V8-engined cars in rally racing where they were getting beat by cars such as the Audi Quattro with its turbocharged all-wheel drive. They asked Cosworth to develop an engine that could produce 340 hp and they delivered.
The new Cosworth engine was a 2.5L twin cam 16 valve 4 cylinder engine. The car had a sports suspension with sport springs and dampers. It had all independent suspension with a self-leveling rear suspension system. It had power steering with a new steering ratio for a faster response at the wheel. It was offered with a choice of 5-speed Getrag manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. It had 4 wheel disk brakes. One way to clearly distinguish it from other cars at a glance was valve covers that are marked “2.5-16.”
In 1989 a special version came out called the Evolution, which had a power pack option from AMG. It came with hotter camshafts, a bigger throttle body, more aggressive ignition and fuel management as well as optimization of the intake and exhaust systems.