A rare 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II, one of just 502 examples ever manufactured, is attracting a lot of interest in an online auction that will soon come to an end.
Mercedes-Benz built the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II in order to meet DTM homologation requirements. 500 of those produced were finished in a shade known of Blue-Black Metallic and this example is one of them. It is located in Limmen, the Netherlands and is being sold with a stamped service booklet, factory literature, and Swiss registration paperwork.
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The bodywork of the Evolution II really catches the eye and includes flared wheel arches, bespoke front and rear bumpers, and a towering rear wing. The car is also sitting on a set of 17-inch six-spoke wheels with Yokohama Advan tires and also benefited from adjustable self-leveling suspension as well as a wider track and larger brakes than standard 2.5-16 models. The Bring A Trailer listing notes that the suspension was overhauled in June 2018.
Inside, the Evolution II is clad in Anthracite leather with matching carpets and a Zebrawood gearshift surround. In addition, the car featured heated power-adjustable Recaro front seats, an electric sunroof, air conditioning, and rear speakers. A badge near the shift knob reveals that this is the 211th example built.
Powering the car is a 2.5-liter Cosworth inline-four cylinder engine that produces 232 hp and is mated to a Getrag dogleg five-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential. It has 95,000 km (~59,000 miles) on the clock.
At the time of publishing, with two hours left for bidding to end, the EVO 2 had attracted a high bid of $164,500. It should be interesting to see how much it will fetch.