Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Bimmerfest - BMW Forums (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/index.php)
-   E30 M3 (1986-1990) (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=105)
-   -   E30 M3 vs Mercedes Benz 190E - Head 2 Head (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633499)

tim330i 07-16-2012 02:26 PM

E30 M3 vs Mercedes Benz 190E - Head 2 Head
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv83OJk--4

For a BMW enthusiast it doesn't get more special then the E30 M3. The E30 M3 is the first BMW I ever feel I love with, a friend had one in high school and I was the coolest car I had ever seen. It is on my bucket list to own one, and I cannot wait.

Built in the same era the Mercedes Benz 190E is equally special to MB enthusiasts and provided the motivation for BMW to build the original M3.

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it's Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. Find out which homologation special is the most special of all!

Which would you take? The E30 M3 all the way or do you have a special spot for the 190E?

pix335i 07-17-2012 12:58 PM

That is a good view review. I would take that E30 over the Benz any day!

accel 07-17-2012 08:51 PM

Never heard of that special Merc driven by Senna. Interesting that M3 line was inspired by that one.

ECSTuning 08-09-2012 11:16 AM

Classic

markseven 10-31-2012 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tim330i (Post 6954969)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv83OJk--4

For a BMW enthusiast it doesn't get more special then the E30 M3. The E30 M3 is the first BMW I ever feel I love with, a friend had one in high school and I was the coolest car I had ever seen. It is on my bucket list to own one, and I cannot wait.

Built in the same era the Mercedes Benz 190E is equally special to MB enthusiasts and provided the motivation for BMW to build the original M3.

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it's Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. Find out which homologation special is the most special of all!

Which would you take? The E30 M3 all the way or do you have a special spot for the 190E?

Great segment! :thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by accel (Post 6957749)
Never heard of that special Merc driven by Senna. Interesting that M3 line was inspired by that one.

That is just one of many stories of how the E30 M3 came to be... :p

3star 04-02-2013 10:59 PM

I would buy both. I want to build a m62powered 190e race car. 190es sell very cheap here in Texas I've seen dozens for under 1000.

They also have double wishboes and multilink rears. The problem for that car was power to weight because it tried to be all things to all people. The e30 was a more focused car. It was designed for performance and doesn't appologise for it.

I think the bean counters had too much say in the 190e and that's what killed it. This is why cars should only be built by engineers. And the engineers should be free to do whatever they want.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms