"In 1984 Mercedes-Benz introduced the 185hp 190E 2.3-16, colloquially referred to with the name of the company that honed its four cylinder powerplant, Cosworth. The aim was to compete with BMW’s M3 in the Deutche Tourenwagen Masters. To help this the 16 valve cars were different from the other 190 models. The body kit reduced the drag coefficient to 0.32 and the steering ratio was quicker, though in production form the car is best known for the driver who won a publicity race at the new Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit, a young Ayrton Senna.
This attractive Blue-Black Mercedes-Benz 190 was registered in February 1998. The current vendor has owned this German powerplant for the last 18 years. The vehicle is presented with bills and receipts for servicing, and recent paperwork for new tyres and a major service. Interested parties should note that in December of 1999 this 190 was recorded as a Category C insurance loss. The vendor tells us that he has driven the car about 40,000 miles during his ownership and at one time this was his daily drive."