Saturday, August 3, 2013

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II

Built as a competitor to the BMW M3 Sport Evolution, 
Mercedes-Benz debuted the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution I in 1989. 
Only 502 units were built for homologation in compliance with DTM rules. 
A PowerPack option engineered by AMG was available to 
boost the regular 2.5-16 engine's 202 bhp by an addition 30 bhp to 232 bhp.

In 1990, the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 2.5 liter 16 valve inline four engine of the EVO II, as the 
car was known for short, developed an even higher output of 235 hp. 
The car, weighing some 1300 kilograms, accelerated from 
standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds and 
reached a top speed of 250 km/h. 5-speed manual. 
An obvious modification to the Evolution II is a radical body kit with a large adjustable 
rear wing, rear window spoiler, and Evolution II 17-inch wheels.
Again, only 502 unit of the EVO II were made.

These cars are now extremely rare in the collectors cars market place. 
Very few, if any have returned for resale as these cars are now clearly 
in the hands of long term collectors or are in personal storage. 
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190E 2.5-16 Evolution II

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190E 2.5-16 Evolution I

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