Nürburgring: opening with twenty Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16

  • Date
    12 May 1984
  • Description
    A race featuring 20 identical Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 "16-valve cars" is the climax at the inauguration of the new Nürburgring. Twenty international racing drivers, winners of races at the Nürburgring over the past 25 years, compete for victory, which ultimately goes to Ayrton Senna.
Inaugural race on the Nürburgring, May 12, 1984. Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16.
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Inaugural race on the Nürburgring, 1984
Despite a larger demand for cooling air and the related larger front surface, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 is more streamlined than the series saloon. 1984
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Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16
Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16, W 201, 1984
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Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16
Free-revving and clean – on request, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 can be equipped with a computer-controlled catalytic converter. Then the engine power is 125 kW (170 hp). 1984
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Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16
With the 24-year-old Brazilian Ayrton Senna da Silva (starting number 11), one of the greatest talents won the opening race of the new Nürburgring on 12 May 1984 in a Mercedes- Benz 190 E 2.3-16.
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Inaugural race on the Nürburgring, 1984
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