Tuners gave a second life to the old Mercedes-Benz 190ESeptember 26, 2018
In fact, it’s very cool when a fairly old car, which was previously certainly popular, but now forgotten and forgotten, gets a chance to revive. That’s exactly what happened with the Mercedes-Benz 190E (the factory index W201).
One of the most unusual tuning projects that we have ever seen is finally completed and we can learn more about it. Foreign tuning specialists decided to give the old German Mercedes-Benz 190E a second life. Note that the serial production of this sedan lasted from 1982 to 1993.
It is noteworthy that the process of restoration, and then modernization of the old “German” lasted for quite a long period of time – the first photograph documenting the beginning of the work was published on October 9, 2013. As a result, the tuning studio took as long as 5 years to present a fully updated car. Why so long? Now let’s try to explain this.
According to representatives of the studio, the old Mercedes-Benz 190E will receive an engine, transmission, suspension, braking system and all electronics from the high-performance C63 AMG sedan. The process of transformation began with the cutting out of several structural elements from the C63, and reducing the size of the wheelbase, to match the length of 190E. Then, the engine and gearbox mounting points were modified, after which the engine and transmission were installed in the old body. Interestingly, in its size, the C63 AMG instrument panel is ideal for 190E.
On the assurances of engineers who were engaged in the modernization of the car, a large number of parts were made to order, and they had to significantly modernize the car’s architecture. The craftsmen put a 7-speed automatic in the old case. Well, under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz 190E is now a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. By the way, so far, there is no data on the dynamic characteristics of the novelty.
Finally, we note that the resulting car is very similar to the high-performance version of the Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO, which was serially produced by the German automaker.