The first test mules were put into testing inwith final styling being approved on March 6, The first prototypes based on that design were tested later that year, with pilot production beginning in Februaryfollowing engineering sign-off. It marked a new venture for Mercedes-Benz, finally giving it a new smaller model to compete mercedes 190 1984 film the likes of the Audi 80BMW 3 Series and Saabas well as the more expensive versions of the many medium-sized saloons and hatchbacks from mainstream brands.
Eventually after just the first year, Bremen was cleared for production of thereplacing its commercial vehicle lines, and there the was built with the first running modifications since release.
Thanks to their fuel injection system, E models made more power and were more fuel efficient when compared to non-fuel injected models. The was fitted with an M In Septemberthe E 2.
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This reduction in power was due to the emissions standards in the North American market at the time. The Frankfurt International Motor Show in September also marked the arrival of the first equipped with an Inline-six engine. In the North American market, the E 2.
Diesel models[ edit ] Mercedes D The D was available with three different engines. It was only available in model years andand only in the USA and Canada.
The exterior of the 2. The car was given the badge name LE, though on the rear boot lid it read E on the left hand side of the lock and LE on the right hand side.
Roughly 1, cars were produced and each one came with a large A3 sized certificate giving each car a unique number. The LE was equipped with extra features that had been options on the other models and were only available with the 1. No further options could be added to LE cars from the factory - though some mercedes 190 1984 film equipped with other dealer-installed items.
This was achieved by taking out equipment and also by offsetting import duties with the now discontinued policy of export credits gained through using Australian-made components for the whole Mercedes-Benz range, such as suspension springs and windscreen glass.
The suspension was the same suspension as the e Cosworth. This project was known as project WAA by Cosworth. With a continued desire to compete in motorsports with theand also now an engine to do it with, Mercedes turned to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft DTM German Touring Car Championship motor sport series instead. Cars racing in this championship, however, had to be based on a roadgoing model.
Mercedes therefore had to put into series production a fitted with a detuned version of the Cosworth engine. This high-performance model was known as the E 2.
Three cars, only slightly cosmetically altered, had set three world records in August at the Nardo testing facility in Italy, recording a combined average speed of Cosworth developed the cylinder head. The road-going version of the engine was reconfigured with reduced inlet and exhaust port sizes, different camshaft profiles, no dry sump configuration and Bosch K-jetronic replacing the specialised Kugelfischer fuel injection.
At the inauguration of the new, shorter Nürburgring in, a race with identical cars was held, with former and current F1 pilots at the wheel. A then unknown Ayrton Senna took first place.
It offered double-row timing chains to fix the easily snapping single chains on early 2. Catalytic converter cars equipped with the 2.
Cosworth also list the project code "WAB" for the development of the 2. The body kit on the 2. The steering ratio was quicker and the steering wheel smaller than that on other s, whilst the fuel tank was enlarged from 55 to 70 L.
The Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox was unique to the valve and featured a dog-leg change pattern, shifting down and left for first. The gearchange quality was, however, noted as "notchy, balky ",  criticisms which weren't levelled at the BMW M3 E30 which shared the same gearbox.
An oil cooler was fitted to ensure sufficient oil cooling for the inevitable track use many of these cars were destined for. The.
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