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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


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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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Mercedes: Lack of F1 engine modes hindered Italian GP fightback – F1

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff acknowledged the FIA’s ban on engine mode changes hindered both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’ fightback drives at the Italian Grand Prix.

Italy marked the first grand prix since the FIA issued a technical directive banning engine mode setting changes in qualifying and the race, forcing drivers to remain in the same power setting throughout the weekend.

The ruling had zero impact on Mercedes’ qualifying pace as it romped to a front row lock-out, but hit hard in the race when both Hamilton and Bottas suffered setbacks.

A poor start followed by some car-related struggles meant Bottas could only finish fifth, while early leader Hamilton fought back to seventh after receiving a stop/go penalty that dropped him to the rear of the pack.

Whereas both drivers could have previously turned up their engines at select moments to try overtakes, they were forced to remain

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Wolff: F1 qualifying mode ban may help Mercedes in races – F1

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff sees the upcoming ban on qualifying modes as a challenge – and he believes that it will potentially give the team more performance in races.

The FIA wrote to the teams last week informing them of a plan to allow only one mode for qualifying and the race, with details set to be confirmed by a technical directive before the Belgian GP.

The change has been framed by the FIA as an attempt to help its technical staff a better chance of ensuring compliance with the regulations.

It has also been labelled as an attempt to rein in Mercedes, the manufacturer that has traditionally made the biggest performance gains when it matters in qualifying.

“I think the primary goal of the FIA was to implement the rule to better understand and better analyse what is going on with the engines,” said Wolff.

“It’s a

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Seidl: Mercedes will remain F1 power unit benchmark despite engine mode ban – F1

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl is confident that Mercedes will remain the benchmark power unit supplier despite the upcoming clampdown on engine modes.

The FIA informed the teams last week that it wants them to run a single mode in qualifying and the race, which was initially set to be introduced from the Belgian Grand Prix but looks set to be delayed until the Italian GP, with details to be outlined in an upcoming technical directive.

McLaren is switching from Renault to Mercedes power next year, and many observers believe that the Brixworth-built engines will lose more from the new ruling than their rivals.

“To be honest, we only have this information from that letter, which is a confidential letter, but it doesn’t go into the detail of what actually the FIA wants to achieve,” said Seidl of the planned rule change.

“So we need to wait for

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Bottas: Mercedes’ F1 Friday advantage at Monza “slightly surprising” – F1

Valtteri Bottas says he found it “slightly surprising” to see Mercedes so far clear of its Formula 1 rivals in Friday’s practice running for the Italian Grand Prix.

Bottas was able to lead Mercedes to a 1-2 finish in first practice on Friday at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza before team-mate Lewis Hamilton edged clear in the second afternoon session.

Both sessions saw Mercedes finish well clear of the rest of the field, with third-placed Lando Norris lapping almost nine-tenths of a second off the pace in FP2 for McLaren.

Red Bull has often been Mercedes’ closest competitor through the 2020 so far, but Max Verstappen could only finish the day fifth-fastest, over a second off Hamilton’s leading time.

Bottas said after practice that he was largely happy with the day despite needing to find some rear stability in places, but was surprised that Mercedes’ advantage was so big.

“It felt

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Mercedes working on solution for Bottas’ numb leg problem – F1

Mercedes is working on a solution to avoid a repeat of the numb leg problem that Valtteri Bottas experienced during the Belgian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes Formula 1 driver reported towards the end of last weekend’s race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps that he was feeling some numbness in his left leg.

Bottas revealed after the race that a stiff brake pedal had resulted in the issue occurring on “a couple” of occasions already through the 2020 season.

“There’s been a couple of races this year where we have a really stiff brake pedal, and I get this numbness because I have to press it so hard,” the 31-year-old said on Sunday at Spa.

“It just happened again. It’s not ideal. It’s not very comfortable and can lead to mistakes.”

Speaking in Thursday’s FIA press conference ahead of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Bottas confirmed that Mercedes was working

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Mercedes explains Bottas “miscommunication” over Spa F1 overtake modes



a close up of a toy car on the road: Mercedes explains Bottas


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Toto Wolff has explained the radio exchange with Valtteri Bottas over using a push mode to catch Lewis Hamilton in the opening stages of Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Mercedes swept to its sixth victory of the 2020 F1 season as Hamilton led Bottas home for a 1-2 finish, extending its lead over Red Bull in the drivers’ championship.

Hamilton led every lap of the race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, having kept Bottas at bay in the opening stages before controlling the gap at the front.

Bottas was heard asking if he had “one push” available to try and catch Hamilton in the early part of the race when he sat just outside the one-second DRS window.

Bottas’ engineer informed the Finn that he did, but “we agreed not to use it against each other”, to which Bottas replied: “I never heard of

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Mercedes explains Bottas “miscommunication” over Spa F1 overtake modes – F1

Toto Wolff has explained the radio exchange with Valtteri Bottas over using a push mode to catch Lewis Hamilton in the opening stages of Formula 1’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Mercedes swept to its sixth victory of the 2020 F1 season as Hamilton led Bottas home for a 1-2 finish, extending its lead over Red Bull in the drivers’ championship.

Hamilton led every lap of the race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, having kept Bottas at bay in the opening stages before controlling the gap at the front.

Bottas was heard asking if he had “one push” available to try and catch Hamilton in the early part of the race when he sat just outside the one-second DRS window.

Bottas’ engineer informed the Finn that he did, but “we agreed not to use it against each other”, to which Bottas replied: “I never heard of that.”

Mercedes team principal Wolff explained

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Hamilton: Wolff’s Mercedes future won’t impact my F1 plans – F1

Lewis Hamilton has downplayed the potential impact on his future plans should Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff leave the team.

Wolff admitted in Barcelona on Friday that he is still discussing his options with Daimler AG chairman Ola Kallenius, including a change of role within the organisation.

Hamilton has not yet agreed to stay with Mercedes beyond 2020 and despite his close relationship with Wolff he insists that the Austrian’s future involvement at the team will not impact his own decision-making process.

“What you’ve got to remember is that it’s a team of so many people,” said Hamilton. “There’s almost 2,000 people in the team, or something like that. It’s not just down to one person, one individual. So yes, that’s not determining whether or not I stay.

“I’ve been a part of growing with this team and growing with that growth. The strength is there through and through,

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700-HP Mercedes R63 AMG Hits 165.5 MPH, Is The Fastest Minivan Ever

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