When the Mercedes 190E 16V was developed Mercedes wanted to take the 190 E rally, and asked the British engineering company Cosworth to develop an engine with 320 hp (239 kW; 324 PS) for the rally car. This project was known as the WAA project by Cosworth. The performance model was known as the 190 E 2.3-16V, and debuted in September at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show, after its reputation had already been established. Three cars, only slightly cosmetically altered, had set three world records in August at Nardo's test facility in Italy, recording a combined average speed of 154.06 mph (247.94 km/h) in the 50,000 km endurance test, and setting twelve international endurance records. And wonderful stories like Senna's in the video below.
In the road finish, the 2.3 L 16-valve engine generated a maximum power of 185 hp (138 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 174 lb⋅ft (236 N⋅m) at 4,500 rpm.
This unit has been well maintained, and is in optimal condition, with perfect black paint, black leather seats, door panels, and its powerful Cosworth engine.
Currently this unit is finalizing last details