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Urban MK2 (1982-1989)

In May of 1982, it was launched the second generation Urban.

Available in 8 different trims (4 standard, and 4 sport versions), it uses the same engine family on the GX, GXi and MRP trims as the previous generation, but with some tweaks to improve performance, smoothness and fuel consumption.

And appeared two new trims: the MRP Turbo (it uses the same block as the standard MRP), and the MRP RS.

(MRP/MRP Turbo)

(MRP RS Streetcar)


This last model it was the road homologation car for the Gr. B Urban MRP RS (1982-1984). It uses for first time in this model, AWD and a v6 3.0 NA engine. It was a very agile and responsive car. It won 4 races. 1 in 1983, and 3 in 1984. It uses the same chassis as the Urban MRP, but reinforced, and some panels and windows. But for the rest, is very different from the other Mk2. Including the dashboard.

Later it was replaced by the Zender RS.

The car won the prestigious prize 1982 International Best car of the Year.

In 1987, it was restyled, featuring as standard in all variants (except the MRP and MRP Turbo, that uses since the Mk1 a mechanical LSD) a viscous LSD to improve cornering and safety, and 14" wheels, and assisted steering.

Re-styled Urban (1987-1989)

It was the last boxy-Urban to date.


Nice car :slight_smile: Seems like a proper competitor for the first Zavir Luna, that I'll eventually create :stuck_out_tongue:


News about the engines: Montes decided to remove the basic turbo engines (1.3T), and changed to naturally aspirated 1.5.

And, this engines, is from the new family of inline 4 engines. Called GxxEL. The xx is the dm^3 of the engine.

And this new family is composed in 4 capacities: 1.5 (G15EL), 1.6 (G16EL), 2.0 (G20EL), and a 2.2 (G22EL).

Low fuel consumption, high-revving and high hp/l ratio, and very uniform torque since the start is the principal characteristics of this engines.

Is the mainstream engine line for various Montes models: Arexis (1.5, 1.6 and 2.0), Urban (1.6 and 2.0), and future sedans (2.0 and 2.2).

The >100hp/l 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 it wouldn’t be affected, because this engines are from other family. The same for the 1.8 turbo engine.


Montes is planning to buy Lancia in attempt to re-born the brand.


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Montes is planning to buy Lancia in attempt to re-born the brand.


To re-born Lancia xD


That would be a risky movement, though.


Please don’t.


Well this was an unnecessary Bit of hype (?)


Montes and the future: statement for the next 20 years basic tech plans about engines.

(So, I will avoid to put a hypermegatext, and I will put a summary about the important things).

Montes will continue using internal combustion engines, but adapted to be used with multiple fuels (ethanol, hydrogen…), because is easy to repair and manufacture, and easy to adapt the system for older engines. But the hybrid and electric option it will be an option. So, don’t worry petrolheads! For this year, Montes will present a hybrid model with manual gearbox.

And, the same for the electric cars. You can order with direct drive, or manual gearbox. For the true petrolheads! :relieved:


1972 Montes Kammback Concept

This concept was unveiled in the 1972s Geneva Auto Show. It was a long sedan (4.97m long), featuring a kammback design to improve aerodynamics, design and performance.

This car is powered by a 3.3 inline 6 single turbo, fuel-injected engine, with 220HP @ 5800 RPM, and 338Nm @ 3400RPM.


1947 Montes D25 GT

Released on 1947 until 1954, available with two handbuilt aluminum bodies (the shown, GT, and a hardtop), this model was powered by a 2.5L 134hp DOHC 16V v8.

Enjoy that beauty! :heart_eyes:


These new designs in UE4 look the business, just as I expected. The D25 in particular is so far ahead of its time that it could well have been a game-changer.


Montes M300

Today, Montes shows to the world, the successor from the M200: the M300.

The M300 follows the legacy of its predecessors: to offer a car, both suitable for driving on public roads, and to give free rein in its natural habitat: the circuit.

That all-new car, instead featuring carbon fiber panels fitted into a steel tubular chassis, it uses a carbon fiber monocoque, combined with carbon fiber panels, to make a very lightweight but with more torsional stiffness.

Design features:

The new design, features a new full matrix LED headlights, but with laser for high beam lights.

The front and rear spoiler it gives 608N of downforce at 200km/h, giving good stability and cornering at high speeds.

The aerodynamic door handles, it reduces the amount of turbulences that passes around, so that the flow is as clean as possible, maximizing aerodynamic efficiency and downforce.

The twin fuel caps allows quick and comfortable refueling in the circuits as well as in daily use.

Mechanical features::

The new heart, a 4.0 flatplane V8 race-spec MRP engine, called MZ408E, is a square engine, direct injection, with 4 valve/cylinder, with VVT and VVL, with a block built in magnesium, and AlSi head.

That compact but powerful unit, gives 496.7HP@ 8900RPM, and 435.3Nm@ 7100RPM. High-revving engine, but with good low-end torque (342Nm @ 2000RPM). It only weights 178.6kg.

The individual throttle bodies provides a great and quick response.

The differential, is a helicoidal Quaife mechanical LSD as standard. But a optional electronic-controlled differential is available.

The available gearboxes are two (both six-speed): a manual (as standard), and a sequential, as optional.


  • Top speed: 288km/h.

  • 3.9s (electronic diff).

  • 80-120km/h: 1.6s.

  • 1/4 mile: 11.35s.

  • 100-0km/h: 27m.

  • Fuel consumption: 10L/100km.

  • Price: 69.030€.


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First impressions suggest an elegant shooting brake grand tourer, reminiscent of the GTC4Lusso. Will any other body styles (2-door coupe, soft-top convertible) be offered for it?


Yep. At least the coupé and the shooting brake.

But that’s a concept. But depending how the people reacts, that car could be released!




That looks promising.