1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166

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Lot 87
1990 Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution 2

Sold for US$ 157,300 inc. premium
1990 Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution 2

Vin. WDB2010361F7435730

Engine no. 10299210000166

2,463cc Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Multipoint Fuel Injection
235bhp at 7,200rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes

*Number 474 of 502 produced
*Fewer than 56,000 kilometers
*Unmolested original example
*Extensive documentation
*Group A homologation legend


Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution

Mercedes-Benz went head to head with BMW when it launched the compact 190 Series in December 1982, expanding its market to include motorists hitherto unable to afford the Stuttgart manufacturer's high-quality products. This policy proved an outstanding success, with sales of the 190 totaling almost two million over the course of its ten-year production life.

Mercedes-Benz's engineers contrived to offer generous interior accommodation, rivaling that of the firm's larger models despite the 190's compact overall dimensions, while an ingenious new computer-designed five-link rear suspension system was combined with conventional McPherson struts at the front to ensure excellent road holding without compromising ride comfort. A sports model was not long in coming, the 185bhp 2.3-16 joining the expanding 190 range in the autumn of 1983, to be followed by the more powerful 2.5-16 in 1985. Produced with touring car racing in mind, limited edition Evolution and Evolution 2 versions had arrived by the decade's end.

Premiered at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show, the 'Evo 2' featured a dramatic looking body kit, complete with huge rear wing. The latter had been necessitated by Group A rules that did not permit any non-production aerodynamic devices to be fitted for racing, and was mounted so that it did not interfere with rearward vision, another requirement. Although its exterior appearance suggested the racetrack, the Evolution 2's interior remained strictly 'business class', with opulent leather upholstery and wood veneer embellishment in the best Mercedes-Benz tradition.

Under the bonnet, the 2.5-liter 16-valve four had been mildly tweaked, producing 231bhp, some 36 horsepower more than the stock version. A top speed of 250km/h (155mph) and a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 8.1 seconds were claimed. The running gear was suitably upgraded to cope with the increased performance, incorporating larger brakes, stiffer springing and 17" diameter wheels, while the self-leveling suspension's adjustable ride height feature was retained.

Within a few months of its launch, the 502 cars required for Group A homologation had been completed. On the racetrack the 'Evo 2' performed as well as its competition-inspired looks suggested it should, Klaus Ludwig duly clinching the DTM Championship for Mercedes-Benz in 1992.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution 2 was delivered new on September 20th, 1990 in Modena Italy. Contrary to common belief that no EVO 2's were produced with air conditioning, the Daimler Data card and provisioning certificate confirm that this late production unit, number 474 of the 502 was indeed equipped with the air conditioning option. Inspection confirms that the factory air conditioning system is in place and is fully functional. The fully stamped service book shows that the car remained in Italy for the majority of its life before moving to Hungary. In 2013 the consignor purchased number 474 from Hungary and had it imported to the US under the NHSTA's show or display import law. Upon import, number 474 was placed on display at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Pennsylvania. Now being past the 25-year limit, the car will be accompanied by a Pennsylvania title.

Today with fewer than 56,000 kilometers, number 474 is in fantastic condition. Unlike many of the examples that have been modified over the years, number 474 remains in its stock, original configuration - just as it was intended by the Mercedes-Benz engineers the day it left the factory. Having spent its life being properly stored in various collections, the car only shows the slightest evidence of use. Upon close inspection any wear that can be found is commensurate of a car that has traveled such a short distance. The fully stamped service books show how well the cars mechanics were cared for over the years and explains why everything is functioning as if it were 1990. In addition to the service books, the car will be accompanied by its manuals, data card, provisioning certificate, extra keys, and tools. With its low mileage, documented history, and originality, number 474 presents a rare opportunity to acquire a rapidly appreciating collectible.

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1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
1990 Mercedes-Benz  190 Evo 2 Vin. WDB2010361F7435730  Engine no. 10299210000166
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