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The Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Is a Nineties Sport Sedan With Some Class

If you’re looking for a Nineties sports sedan, most people are going to steer you toward a BMW. After all, that decade was the golden era of the brand, a time when the Bavarians were nailing the driving experience. But sometimes life demands an alternate, a slightly less obvious choice. Life, when you think about it, demands a 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth.

a car parked on the side of a road: Sure, everyone fawns over a track-ready BMW. But a Mercedes sedan with a Cosworth-tuned engine can be everything at once.

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Sure, everyone fawns over a track-ready BMW. But a Mercedes sedan with a Cosworth-tuned engine can be everything at once.

a car parked on the side of a road: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 5-Speed

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 5-Speed


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Gallery: BMW’s 268-HP Front-Wheel-Drive 128ti Is a Full-Fledged Hot Hatch (Road & Track)

Surely you could get an M3 or an M5. You could take it to the track, romp on it as

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Honda MotoGP bike “out of control” and “radical” in qualifying – Marquez – MotoGP

Alex Marquez says the Honda feels “out of control” and “a bit more radical” in time attack trim, after the rookie qualified 17th for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The factory Honda rider has so far failed to lift himself higher than 17th on the grid in the seven rounds run this season, though has proven to have strong race pace with four points-finishes.

His race pace in Saturday’s FP4 – in which he was seventh – was comparable to the likes of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and KTM’s Brad Binder around him.

But once again in qualifying on fresh soft rubber, Marquez tumbled down the order, with his best of 1m31.198s just over 1.1 seconds off Maverick Vinales’ pole time.

“We are able to manage the rhythm in a good way and keep it really good, but we are not able to improve one second with the new soft

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Lotus To Develop Next-Gen BEV Architecture

It’s called LEVA: Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture.

Lotus announced that together with partners it will develop an all-new next-generation Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture, as the project has received UK Government funding.

logo: Lotus - Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA)

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Lotus – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA)

The project’s name – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA) – clearly suggests that the major point of interest is to make electric cars lighter.

According to the manufacturer it will demonstrate “pioneering new BEV chassis and powertrain concepts”.

The engineering partnership led by Lotus includes also the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) – a non-profit organization that facilitates funding to UK-based R&D, supply chain partner Sarginsons Industries and leading academics from Brunel University London.

It will be interesting to see whether Lotus will find some new approaches in making BEVs better. Tesla recently has shown some breakthrough solutions, but for sure there are tons of ideas to check out.

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California to End Sale of New Gasoline-Powered Cars & Trucks by 2035

California is making a major step forward in an effort to cut to zero emissions within the next 15 years. This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state would end the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035.

Newsom hopes that California’s effort will help lead the way towards zero-emissions in the country and to make a strong impact against climate change.

“We’re facing a climate crisis. We need bold action. CA is phasing out the internal combustion engine. By 2035 every new car sold in CA will be an emission free vehicle. Cars shouldn’t give our kids asthma. Make wildfires worse. Melt glaciers. Or raise sea levels,” Newsom wrote on Twitter. “Transportation is responsible for more than 50% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. 80% of smog-forming pollution. And 95% of toxic diesel emissions.

“California will be leading the nation in this effort —

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