Driving Ayrton Senna's Mercedes 190E Cosworth

Perennially in the shadow of the BMW E30 3-Series is the Mercedes 190E, the "other" great German sport sedan from the 1980s. That's a shame because that car has a rather fascinating history of its own, and one that involves Ayrton Senna, remembered today 20 years after his untimely death. » 5/01/14 4:30pm 5/01/14 4:30pm

How Ayrton Senna Made The Mercedes 190E A Performance Legend

Whenever people talk about sport sedans from the 1980s, it's always E30 this and E30 that. Don't get me wrong, I love E30s very much, but there is one sedan that doesn't get nearly as much respect as it should: the Mercedes-Benz 190E. Especially when it comes to the 190E 2.3-16 raced by Ayrton Senna in 1984. » 8/09/13 10:30am 8/09/13 10:30am

That's Not A Mercedes Dude

This disturbing vehicle caught my eye while strolling around a college campus this weekend. On the one hand, it had Mercedes wheelcovers and the badging of a very specific Mercedes racing sedan. On the other hand, it was clearly a crappy Dodge. There's something odd going on here. » 3/19/12 3:30pm 3/19/12 3:30pm

Norwegians Ruin Hip-Hop Forever With Tribute To Baby Benz

Lyrical references to Mercedes-Benzes have been a hip-hop mainstay for decades, but most rappers prefer upscale rides like the S-class and G-wagen. The 190e has received scant affection. Two Norwegians have corrected that oversight in mindbendingly awful style. (Video slightly NSFW due to typical wannabe-rapper… » 1/20/12 4:30pm 1/20/12 4:30pm

The Egyptians Could Learn A Thing Or Two From This Mercedes 190E

Ever dream of owning a brand new Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 Evo II? Well this one's pretty damn close. With only 147 miles, it's so well preserved inside and out that I'd consider selling my soul for it. [BringATrailer] » 9/28/10 11:00am 9/28/10 11:00am

Old German Touring Cars Make Everything Better

Sixteen-valve fours, crashing, and some of the best racing ever seen. It's like NASCAR, if NASCAR were high on schnitzel and still had soul. We've watched a lot of DTM videos. This is one of the best. » 11/25/09 3:30pm 11/25/09 3:30pm

Around The World At 154 MPH, No Problems

With most automakers, a claim that one of their cars was able to drive 31,000 miles in eight days with no breakdowns, at an average speed of 154 miles per hour... well, you'd probably call bullshit. But when Mercedes-Benz makes a claim like that, folks tend to believe it (especially back in the 80s, when this ad was… » 4/25/08 1:40pm 4/25/08 1:40pm

Buy A Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 And Put A Little Herr On Your Chest

The poor Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 has been lost to time, buried in our memories by videos of e30 burnouts and images of Audi Quattros leaping rally-style over jumps. The time was the late 1970's and Benz wanted a high performance entry-level sedan to establish its cred in the DTM scene. Not having AMG in-house to do the… » 3/26/08 4:45pm 3/26/08 4:45pm