- For the road car, see Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II '91.
The car appears to be the #3 driven by Klaus Ludwig, who achieved a 1st place finish in the 1992 DTM Driver's Championship.
"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 that raced in the 1986 DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, or German Touring Car Championship).
The 190E 2.3-16 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. 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 2.5-16See previous references the overall winner of that year's DTM series.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Schwarzwald Liga B. It's not for sale in the Mercedes-Benz dealership. In this game, the car is called AMG Mercedes 190 E 2.5 - 16 Evolution II Touring Car '92.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.
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.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits (1,500,000 Credits in version 1.00 of the game). It has a Simple interior.
- 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 (although licensing difficulties during GTPSP could be a reason), as both of the logos return in GT5 and stay in GT6.
- Miswritten in the game as "190E2.6-16" with an incorrect displacement and written as one word
- Again written as if it were one word