Mercedes W201 190E 2.3-16 group A (1985)
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Production

In rallyes: see video
On board: see video and video

Specifications

Group/Class A/8 Homologation number: A 5269
Years active 1985 - 1989 Homologation start: 1/5/1985
Engine
Type M102.985 with Cosworth 16V cylinderhead, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke located front longitudinal
Capacity 2302 cc WRC: 2302 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 95.5 x 80.35
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Output power - torgue 220 HP / 6500 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 58mm diameter connecting rod distance between centers 145mm, big end bearing diameter 51.6mm
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 38mm inlet valve diameter, 33mm exhaust valve diameter. 22.5o angle between inlet valves and vertical, 22.5o angle between exhaust valves and vertical
Aspiration natural, Bosch KE-jetronic electronic/mechanical multipoint fuel injection
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled 7.5 lt
Lubricating system wet sump 3.8 lt
Transmission
Type rear wheel drive 5 speed gearbox. 1989+: 6 speed gearbox
Gearbox ratios constant: 1.652/1 (38/23)
1st: 4.08/1 (37/15)
2nd: 2.52/1 (32/21)
3rd: 1.77/1 (31/29)
4th: 1.26/1 (26/34)
5th: 1.000/1
R: 4.16/1 (40/18 x 17/15)
constant: 1.039/1 (27/26)
1st: 2.337/1 (36/16)
2nd: 1.681/1 (34/21)
3rd: 1.358/1 (34/26)
4th: 1.150/1 (31/28)
5th: 1.000/1
R: 2.31/1 (40/18 x 16/16)
1989+: constant: 1.039/1 (27/26)
1st: 2.93/1 (48/17)
2nd: 2.13/1 (37/18)
3rd: 1.67/1 (37/23)
4th: 1.38/1 (36/27)
5th: 1.17/1 (35/31)
6th: 1.000/1
R: 2.31/1 (40/18 x 16/16)
Diffrential ratio 3.07/1 (46/15), 3.46/1 (45/13), 3.67/1 (44/12), 3.92/1 (47/12), 4.08/1 (49/12), 4.36/1 (48/11), 4.56/1 (41/9), 4.78/1 (43/9), 5.00/1 (45/9), 5.22/1 (47/9), 5.25/1 (42/8), 5.44/1 (49/9). 1988+: 4.30/1 (43/10) and 1989+: 3.27/1 (49/15) hypoid spiral bevel gear limited slip rear differential. 1989+: ASD differential, see video
Clutch dry, single disk
Chassis-body
Type Steel monocoque W201 chassis with rear subframe for rear suspension and roll-cage. 4 door sallon steel bodyshell with plastic front and rear bumbers
Front suspension macpherson strut with lower wishbone, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension multi link with coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated front disks with 284mm disk diameter and 1 piston caliper. Rear solid disks with 258mm disk diameter and 2 piston calipers. Ventilated disks with 4 piston calipers all around, 280/304/314/332mm front disk diameter, 280/305mm rear disk diameter. 1988+: 355mm front disk diameter dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.430 m (174.4") width: 1.706 m (67.2") height: 1.360 m (53.5")
wheelbase: 2.665 m (104.9") front track: 1.476 m (58.1") rear track: 1.476 m (58.1")
Rims - tires 7" x 15" 205/55 VR 15
Weight 1130 kg 53 - 47% front/ rear distribution
Weight/power 5.1 kg/HP
Fuel tank 70 lt. 1988+: 110 lt
Drag coefficient 0.32

Results in WRC

Statistics

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Total
Total WRC results
Races 2 1 1 3 2 1 3 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 30
Entries/ finishes 3/0 1/0 1/0 4/0 2/1 2/1 3/1 3/1 2/1 1/1 2/0 2/0 2/1 2/0 30/7 (23.3%)

Races

Works team: -

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE
Entry list
POR KEN TdC GRE Oly (NZ) ARG FIN (CdI) SR RAC
Bernard Darniche
Alain Mahé
inje ction broken wheel
Dany Snobeck
Jean-Pierre Béchu
acci dent
Statistics
Starts/finishes 3/0 2/0 1/0

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