An old Mercedes and a field will do just fine.
Lots of cars have been pitched as BMW M3 killers, from Mustangs to Audis to Pontiacs (probably). They have been rarely successful, but always interesting. Which are some that everyone has forgotten?
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.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
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.
There's an old Russian saying, "There are no roads in Russia, only directions." Keep that in mind as you examine this SUVified Mercedes 190E. Sure it can make it over the Urals, but we're the ones who need the vodka.
When we showed you the pics of a well maintained Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 yesterday it was nice to see that the rest of you share our love for this Cosworth-tuned Benz. In fact, you all liked it so much that one of you, Comedian, shared an uploaded 2.3-16 advertisement from the 1980's. Enjoy the novelty of a performance…