1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E

The compact Mercedes-Benz 190 Series was launched in December of 1982 and would remain in production over the following ten years with nearly two million examples sold. It was a conventional front-engine, rear-drive, four-door saloon with a variety of engines ranging from a 1.8-litre four to a 2.6-litre six, plus 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre diesels. Interior accommodations rivaled the firm's larger models despite the 190's compact overall dimensions. Mercedes-Benz engineers fitted it with a new computer-designed five-link rear suspension system with conventional McPherson struts at the front.

A Cosworth-developed 2.3-16 joined the expanding 190 range in the autumn of 1983, having made its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. By the time of its introduction, it had already set numerous world records at the Nardo circuit in Italy in August, including t24 hours at an average speed of 153.3 mph.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
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1985 190E
$22,850-$162,500
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E Base Price : $22,850

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)78,375
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)75,714
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)553,772
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)595,765
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)591,916
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)537,909
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)469,385
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)483,359
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)428,725
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)414,527
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)469,385

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