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Decent looking Mercedes 190E 2.3 16v

Here is a good driver canidate for those looking to get into the Mercedes Cosworth game.

This 86 has 153,000 miles and isn’t really pure investment grade car, but a nice classic you can feel good about driving.

The super, high revving, 16 valve, Cosworth four pot, in this case is mated to an automatic, which will keep the price even more affordable than those running the dog leg 5 speed. The earlier 2.3 liters with high mileage also seem to not bring as much as the later 2.5 so perhaps a deal is to be had here. Timing chain issues were addressed in the 2.5.

The 185 horsepower on tap is more fun and better utilized with a manual, but this will still make a nice cruiser.

This car has a more aggressive stance thanks to H&R lowering springs and some staggered 18 AMG rims.It also has a blacked out grille.

I’d recommend an inspection on this since there is minimal description and photos from the seller.

Currently the bidding is up to $6,000 with the reserve not met.

Decent looking Mercedes 190E 2.3 16von eBay.



  1. Nate
    Nate April 30, 2012

    Those 18s look effing mean on this Cossy.

  2. Jed
    Jed April 30, 2012

    Eh, not a fan of monoblocks on this car, or the other mods really. Hard to tell anything about the condition of this car from the poor pictures, really, so as a fellow 16v owner, I’m surprised (in a good way) to see the price at $6k already. As nice as the rebuilt transmission is, I’d want to know about the condition of everything else, particularly the motor and the diff, as those are where the costs are. 153k without a documented rebuild means factor in $6k or so for that in the near future.

  3. Harrison
    Harrison April 30, 2012

    All the bark but none of the bite.

  4. Wes
    Wes May 1, 2012

    I’m not a big fan of M-B generally but I like the monoblocks on this car.

  5. David
    David May 1, 2012

    auction ended with winning bid of $7,100

    and I too like the monoblocks on this car

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