1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth (Manual)

Lot: 811

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1989 MERCEDES 190E 2.5 COSWORTH MANUAL RIGHT HAND DRIVE manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Undoubtedly a 'Modern Classic', the 190E  2.5-16v Cosworth...

  • A UK-supplied RHD car with the Getrag 5-speed manual 'dog-leg' gearbox
  • Presented in Anthracite with a smart Black Leather interior
  • Approximately £3,000 spent over the last two years in maintenance and care
  • Substantial service completed earlier this year (£800) MoT'd till October 2019
  • With 231bhp at 7,200rpm, Getrag 5-speed, LSD, and a slippery shape, these are quick cars 


Lot Details

Registration: A16 VSO RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1989 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: MERCEDES Odometer reading (miles): 137998
Model: 190E 2.5 COSWORTH MANUAL RIGHT HAND DRIVE MOT expiry: 2019-10-23
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: WDB2010352F616134

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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An enlarged 2.5-litre engine replaced the 2.3 in 1988 and offered double-row timing chains to fix the easily snapped single chains oh the early 2.3s. Power output was up by 17bhp with a slight increase in torque.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox was unique to the 16-valve and featured a 'racing' gear pattern with 'dog-leg' first gear and this meant that the remaining 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th gears were in a simple 'H' allowing fast and easy selection.

Running Gear

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


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Vehicle History



About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history