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Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92
Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Displacement 2490 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine DTM-spec 2.5-liter inline-4
Max Power 372 BHP
Performance Points 519 PP
Max Torque
Top Speed 281 kilometres per hour (175 mph)
Length 4544 mm
Width 1720 mm
Height 1340 mm
Weight 980 kilograms (2,200 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.63 kg (5.8 lb) per horsepower

The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92 is a Race car produced by Mercedes-Benz. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4, returning later in Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #3 driven by Klaus Ludwig, who achieved a 1st place finish in the 1992 DTM Driver's Championship.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The ultimate 190E that dominated the DTM with its small body and strong engine."

The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans was marred by one of the most horrific accidents in the history of motorsports. And in the center of that tragedy was Mercedes-Benz. The company didn't return to big-time motorsports until the mid 1980s. Part of the comeback was led by the compact 190E 2.3-16[4] that raced in the 1986 DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, or German Touring Car Championship).

The 190E 2.3-16[5] racer was a homologation machine made specifically for touring car races, based on the production 190E. It was powered by a Cosworth-tuned 2.3-liter DOHC inline-4. But the 2.3-16 failed to produce results, being completely shut out after winning its first two races. Things got even worse the following year when BMW introduced the M3. The 2.3-16 didn't achieve a single victory.

In 1988, Mercedes-Benz made revisions to the car, and created the 190E 2.5-16.[6] Displacement for the engine was increased to 2.5 liters, which accounted for 311 HP. In 1990, a large rear wing and wider fenders were added in the "Evolution II" edition. Power once again went up, this time to 328 HP. The Evolution II showed its true power during the 1992 season, boasting 16 wins in 24 races. Mercedes took the top three spots in the driver's points, making the 190E 2.5-16[7] the overall winner of that year's DTM series.


AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car, as the AMG Mercedes 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92, can only be obtained by winning Schwarzwald Liga B. The game's pre-race listings dub this car as the AMG Mercedes 190 E EvoII Touring Car '92.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,476,084 Credits. It is a Level 14 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits. It is a Simple car.

TriviaEdit

  • The Dekra logo on this car has been censored in GT5 and GT6, probably due to licensing issues.
  • A more extreme form of censorship is present in the portable version of Gran Turismo. The large "Sonax Autopflege" logo has been replaced with indecipherable blocks, and the "Boss" logo behind the front fender has been completely removed. The reasons for doing this are unknown, as both of the logos return in GT5 and stay in GT6.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. Miswritten in the game as "190E2.6-16" with an incorrect displacement and written as one word
  5. Ditto
  6. Again written as if it were one word
  7. See previous references