E30 BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16v, duel face to face video
The BMW M3 E30 Y Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16v They were two of the most emblematic of the eighties sports. Both of German origin, both the 190E 2.3 16v as the M3 E30 were (not cheap) of their respective brands at the time, more affordable sporty versions from two quite popular bodies, as were the 3 Series Coupe E30 or 190E four doors.
Their rivalry transpired times and here we are more than two decades after remembering them again. Currently already be considered modern classics in their own right, and although probably the M3 E30 has earned the corazoncito of a greater number of fans and is perhaps best remembered and quoted today, the 190E 2.3 16v never made things easy. To demonstrate this, Automobile Magazine put hands on with an interesting comparison video, It is demonstrating that whoever had, retained, and in 2012 both still look charisma, performance and sensations to your flyers.
He Mercedes 190E 2.3 16v He born with a fairly sober and bourgeois exterior, without too many stylistic flourishes to indicate that we were facing a "standard" beyond a discreet body kit version, but best of all was under his hood. With a four cylinder engine and 2.3 liter displacement, with 16 valve cylinder head developed by Cosworth, Originally developed 185 hp. Later it would market 16 v 2.5 with 204 hp and successive versioens Evo Evo I and II improved.
A few years later, in 1986, was born the BMW M3 E30, the first member of a now legendary saga. With a 2.3-liter 200 hp and only two-door coupe body, the latest version of this generation, known as Sport Evolution (which was actually an Evo III) developed no less than 241 hp. One of these more modern units is precisely the figure in the video, A very unequal comparison? From this point of view, yes, because it is difficult for the M3 Sport Evo find a tough opponent in the 190E 2.3 16v, older and less powerful.
The guys at Automobile Magazine and face these two classic German sports road, approaching to the very Nürburgring. Their intentions are to choose the best and stay with him. What you choose? Probably most of you will acertéis, but do not lose sight of the video, very interesting thanks to the absolute role of these two jewels.
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