This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motorsport History

This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motor Sports History: June 11, 1989 Ten years ago this week, Mercedes-Benz finished first and second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Sauber-Mercedes C9 Group C cars. The wining team of Jochen Mass, Manuel...

This Week in Mercedes-Benz Motor Sports History: June 11, 1989

Ten years ago this week, Mercedes-Benz finished first and second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Sauber-Mercedes C9 Group C cars. The wining team of Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens covered 389 laps during the race, and finished five laps ahead of the second-place Mercedes with an average lap speed of 136.23 mph. The Sauber-Mercedes was powered by a turbo-charged, 720 bhp five-liter Mercedes-Benz engine that was based on a production unit (M119). The M119 remained in use for production S-, SL- and E-Class Mercedes sedans and coupe/roadsters until 1998.

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Series History
Drivers Manuel Reuter , Jochen Mass , Stanley Dickens
Teams Sauber