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2.3L - 16V - "Cosworth"

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 190-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1986
Mileage: 130726
VIN: WDBDA34D0GF190286
Color: Gold
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

1986 Mercedes-Benz 190-Series Additional Info:

This 190E 2.3L 16-valve Cosworth was imported into the U.S. February 16th, 1986. Included in the sale are the original importation documentation, and strong maintenance history documentation. The "Smoke Silver" paint shows in great condition, and the black leather interior makes for a very comfortable ride.

This was a flagship car for the Mercedes sport sedan market, and quickly became a fan favorite.This particular example is an automatic spec, but would be the project for a manual transmission swap. We currently have too many projects, otherwise we would perform the swap ourselves.

The car is very reliable and was used for daily driver use. However there is a minor issue with the neutral safety switch. Reverse and park are not accessible once drive is engaged. The car must be turned off, switched back into park and restarted to engage reverse. Over $6K in recent service receipts.

The 190E Cosworth features a straight 4-cylinder, double overhead cam, and Bosch Jetronic Fuel Injection. This W201 series Mercedes pushed roughly 185hp to the rear wheels, and was intended to be a rally car.


  • Clean NY State Title

  • Straight 4-Cylinder

  • Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection

  • 4 valves per cylinder

  • 16 valves in total

  • Evo 1 Wheels - Dunlop Tires <5000 Miles

  • Full sized spare & jack

Recently Replaced Items:

  • New Bosch Distributor Cap

  • New Bosch Rotor

  • New Bosch Super Performance Spark Plugs

  • New Hood Pad

  • New Driveshaft Support Bearing

  • Ball Joints - Front Lower

  • Drive Belt - Alternator

  • Fuel Injector Seal

  • Fuel Injector

  • Fuel Distributor

  • Control Arm Bushings - Rear Outer

  • Strut Assembly - Front

  • Strut Bellow-Front Bump Stop Kit

  • Strut Mount

  • Brake Pad Set Rear

  • Brake Disc - Rear

  • Oxygen Sensor

  • Fuel Pump

  • Tie Rod Assembly - Right and left

  • Blower Speed Switch

  • Wiper Blades

  • VDO Head Unit - USB, Bluetooth, Aux

Historical Documentation:

  • Original import documentation from Maryland dealer - 1986

  • Mercedes Maintenance Booklet - active until 32,000 miles

  • Maryland State Inspection Original Paperwork - 89/91/93/96/98/00


  • Reverse neutral safety switch malfunctioning - must turn car off to access reverse or park

  • Rear windows do not go up or down

  • Sunroof is not functioning

  • A/C not functioning

  • Leather starting to pull on drivers door cards