1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution IISOLD

Grandes Marques Auction, MECC, Maastricht NL, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: €29,000-34,000

Sold: €23,000

The Mercedes-Benz 190 (201 series) introduced in 1982 rapidly made a name for itself as the "Baby-Benz". But who would have thought that it would also acquire a reputation as a compact sports car over the years and after several engine and equipment refinements? This development finally culminated in the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1990.

The 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was equipped with a 2.5 liter engine, 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. The sports suspension afforded highly precise handling, being adjustable to three different heights by means of an inconspicuous switch to the left of the steering wheel. Sports seats gave the driver and front passenger firm support while rear passengers were provided with two contoured individual seats.

The EVO II stood out for its bodywork modifications designed to reduce drag still further and to raise down force at the front and rear axles. Particularly distinctive and eye-catching features are the large rear airfoil and the wheel arch flares.

This particular car has only had two owners from new, and has been very well looked after. It has a full Mercedes-Benz service history and has had the benefit of being owned solely by owners of Mercedes-Benz garages. The car has a black leather interior along with the rare options of a driver's airbag and electric seats. As only 500 examples of this road rocket were produced and so called 'youngtimers' are increasing in value, this must be a very good opportunity to acquire what is without doubt one of the seminal road cars of the early 1990s.

Reference Number 5492

as of 12/22/2006

Overview
Car 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II
VIN WDB2010361F735588