Random Shot: Mercedes Benz “Cosworth” 2.3 16v

This is a rare 1985 “Cosworth” 2.3L 16v. The name nickname came from the designer of the cylinder head, which was produced by a London performance company, Cosworth, who stuffed the largest valves possible at the time in to the cylinder head chamber. Their design featured 16 valves, up from 8 in the standard 2.3L engine, and produce 185hp. It was enough to propel the Mercedes 190 E to over 150mph. Unfortunately, the compression ratio was dropped slightly for the United States imports, yet still produced an impressive 167hp while delivering a flat torque curve.

Photo by David Cameron out of Pittsburgh, PA. Check out more of his work at Konky Photography.


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