Iconic Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 is the long forgotten dream ride

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Mercedes-Benz 190E is probably the company’s symbol for the beginning of the 90’s – a period of ups and downs that saw the German brand hit some hard times that it managed to overcome with style and grace.

The 190E 2,3-16 is arguably one of the greatest Mercedes ever to have graced the face of the Earth. True, it never quite achieved the cult status enjoyed by its arch-rival, the BMW M3 E30, but this doesn’t stop us from dreaming about driving one.

Dream no more. Del Necessary, proud owner of a mint Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 built in 1983 gives us a taste of his daily experience with the legendary Benz in Petrolicious latest video.

Del uses his 2.3-16 as his daily driver and he cannot be more happy than that. Don’t take the platry 167 hp too serious, though. Back in the 80s such a power rating was more than compelling in Mercedes’s quest to offer one of the sportiest sedans in the market. Enjoy Del’s Mercedes 190 E story in the video below.

Source: Petrolicious