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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II

1990 Mercedes 190E Evolution 2

It isn’t often that an Evolution model 190E comes up for sale. We usually notice when one does. With only 502 of these produced, to meet DTM homologation requirements, you are not going to see one on the street except for special occasions.

These cars show how Mercedes 190s can compete in the collector car market with BMW E30 M3s, just as they competed in the marketplace and track when new. While the E30 seems to have the marketplace edge right now, prices of the Cosworth engined 16 valved 190s continues to rise. The Evolution models being the absolute top dog.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution 2

Year: 1990
Model: 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
Engine: 2.5 liter 16 valve inline four
Transmission: dog leg 5-speed manual
Mileage: 35,000 miles
Price: Bid to $61,290, reserve not met

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1990 Mercedes 190E Evolution 2

About this car: 1990 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II.

This is a factory Evolution II. The VIN #: WDB2010361F743573 The car is fully loaded: leather seats, a/c, suspension level, etc. Everything is looks like brand-new. The body is straight and rust free, the car was never ever in any accident. The four tires are new. On the car have a fresh major service including, oil service on the engine, Trans, and rear axle. The break fluid is also new. All filters were changed, new spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor, etc. The car runs very strong, and straight. The a/c is ice cold. No noise or oil leek. Everything is original, and in working condition: like the radio, a/c, the leather, floor and trunk mat, wheels, etc. The car comes with full service history. All books, the four keys, tools, original window sticker are in my hand. This is a matching numbers car, 1 of the 500 units Evolution II were made.

Now the car is in Europe, but I can help to shipping the car to the anywere, or you could pick-up your self. Here is a choice to take a piece of history from the 90’s when the Mercedes was built the legend. This car has no warranty and selling AS-IS. If you have any question call: 805-300-9763 Joe

1990 Mercedes 190E Evolution 2

The sporty car is pushing 235 horsepower out through the race setup 5 speed for plenty of fun. Any car that has an engined designed by Cosworth and that, while not an AMG model, has been breathed on slightly by them to boost output is a good thing. The difficulty with an Evo 2 is that those not in the know may think you have boy racered your Mercedes due to the wild factory body kit. The massive fender flares might get overlooked, though not likely, but the absolutely nuts rear wing will not get missed. This piece is not for looks, but gives the car its low coefficient of drag.

This particular car is located in Hungary and looks to be near factory fresh. The seller doesn’t provide a whole lot of description or particularly high resolution photos. It looks to be well taken care of as it comes with the original window sticker and service history.

These are basically collector cars in any condition, but this one appears to be a high grade example. It isn’t clear what the seller is looking to get for the list. The first time it was listed bidding ended at $62,000 so it must be somewhere north of that. They don’t come much rarer than this for factory Mercedes from this era so certainly an investment opportunity.



  1. Larry
    Larry May 31, 2013

    Yeah, I know it’s rare and special and all that, but north of $62K before you even go through the hassle of importing it? I must be looking at it the wrong way. For a minute there, I was actually thinking it was a car you would actually drive, not a stick in a collector’s warehouse somewhere. Silly me.

  2. Evan
    Evan May 31, 2013

    Sadly I’m afraid a car like this is destined to get horded away in a garage, trailered to the outskirts of a car show and only driven the final bit. The low mileage is what is going to make this more appealing to the investor collector. The last Evo II we had up in March had a $10k higher ask and well over 2x the miles. I felt that one had a better chance of actually getting driven though.

  3. RyanKuan
    RyanKuan May 31, 2013

    I have a friend looking to buy one of these, and after seeing about a dozen for sale, the price right now is more than fair. My friend looked at one in Switzerland that only had 3000 miles on it, and the asking price was $125k. Before my friend could even call the seller the car was already sold.

    These are by far my favorite DTM era cars and shows how far manufacturers were willing to go to get an edge over the competition on the racetrack. On another note, there’s a group of enthusiasts in Japan for these cars that take them out to the tracks on a regular bases, and photos of them pop up on to the internet from time to time.

  4. Harrison
    Harrison May 31, 2013

    62 grand for a 190? I’d take an AMG Hammer any day and still have cash left over.


  5. Raymond
    Raymond June 1, 2013

    Interesting historical piece but I would much rather have a more ordinary 16v for everyday and track use a few times a year. Would be much more enjoyable. Then again, I don’t have millions of dollars sitting around just waiting around for deployment on classic cars.

  6. AMG
    AMG June 3, 2013

    AMG Hammer 6.0 with very low km goes nothing less then $120.000 how can you compare 62 grand for car like Hammer ??

  7. Harrison
    Harrison June 4, 2013

    There are “daily driver” Hammers available for much, much less than 120k.

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