Tested: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16

From the March 1986 issue of Car and Driver.Mercedes-Benz is back in the hot-rod business. After a few years of abstention due to the energy crisis, the emissions onslaught, and the belief that the United States suffered from an irreversible ennui that had drained its interest in fast cars, the Benz boys are hot. They are bowling into 1986 with five models capable of well over 130 mph, including this tough little 190.How times change. Mercedes-Benz of North America

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