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.

~Evan

Is this for real? 145 mile Mercedes 190E 2.5-16v Evolution II

You know I’m not a fan of the low mile garage queens that don’t ever get used for fear of wrecking their investment value. That is what we have here though.
How you could possibly have a genuine Mercedes Evo II parked in your garage and not ever drive it is just beyond me.
I’m a bit skeptical of this add, the pictures aren’t great and neither is the info in the advertisement. With a weak ad like this the seller is likely to attract tire kickers. What we can gather from the ad is that apparently this seller has this #422 of 502 ever built Benz tucked away in Swansea UK, where it has been parked since it was new. It has never been registered for road use. The seller mentions that as the second owner he only recently had the pre-delivery inspection completed when he had some of the belts and fluids replaced.
The Evo-II is one of the gems of the Mercedes fan. That incredibly rare, unobtainable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, that everyone dreamed about. At a cost new in 1990 of $80,000 I guess the $150,000 current ask price shows the car has appreciated. The AMG and Cosworth worked over 2.5 liter 4 cylinder 16 valve engine is good for 232 horsepower. The car came with an amazing body kit with air dams, fender flares, and an outrageous rear wing that most will never believe is factory and that boy racer types probably think is great. The car also comes with the now iconic and oft reproduced 17″ Evo-II rims.
This is an amazing car with world beater race heritage, taking it to BMW in the DTM series. You rarely see a genuine one of these on the market. It is the type of historic car you would expect someone like Jay Leno to purchase for their collection. It is an awful lot of money to spend on a car that you won’t drive because of the low mileage. Maybe we’ll see it for sale in a few years with several thousand miles on the clock.

~Evan