the TopSpeed Germany The YouTube channel is normally a celebration of speed and power. However, that changed today in his latest video, which features a 1988 72-horsepower (54 kilowatt) Mercedes 190D from 1988.
While we generally expected to see the latest and greatest supercars to the fullest on the Autobahn, this episode was still a real treat. The description of the video indicates that the chain will present any car, whether it is old, fast, noisy or electric.
Even with only 72 hp (54 kW) on tap, the old Mercedes still has a surprising amount of acceleration at its disposal. While the car looks nothing like some of the other views on TopSpeed Germany, it is clear that it compensates for its lack of power with huge reserves of character and a torquey diesel. Unlike most highway videos, the 190D lets you savor the journey up to its top speed of 111 mph (180 km / h).
Although the vehicle can be considered slow by modern standards, it did not take as long to reach its top speed. We also appreciated the fact that the speedometer only goes up to the maximum speed indicated. All the time today, we see vehicles limited to 155 mph (250 km / h) with meters that go up to 200 mph (321 km / h).
While the Mercedes 190D in the video is a great piece of engineering, it has been largely overshadowed by its younger brother, the Mercedes 190 E Cosworth. The E-Series still didn’t have huge power, but was way ahead of its time. It included technologies such as a five-link rear suspension system, aluminum manifolds and four valves per cylinder; all trivial now but very advanced at the time.
If you had the opportunity, what type of vehicle would you choose for a trip on the highway? Let us know in the comments below.