1989 Mercedes-Benz 190 E

2.5-16 Evolution

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1989
  • Mileage 
    144 857 km / 90 010 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    WDB 201036 1F 60297
  • Engine number 
    102991 10 000173
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Sunroof
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blauschwarz Metallic (199U)
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Fabric Black + Anthracite (071)
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    205 PS / 151 kW / 203 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

With the debut of the BMW M3 Sport Evolution, a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16, it became obvious that the 2.5-16 needed an upgrade to stay competitive.

In March 1989, the «190E 2.5-16 Evolution» was presented at the Geneva Motor Show.

The «Evo I», as it came to be called, featured a new body kit, with new spoilers and wider wheel arches. At the technical level it also had many changes, notably at brake, suspension and engine levels.

The «SLS» suspension allowed the height of the «Evo I» to be adjusted from a switch inside.

The power of the «Evo I» is similar to the 2.5-16 ‘normal’ – 205 horsepower (151 kW) – however, the engine has been redesigned and now has a smaller stroke and larger diameter, allowing a higher rotation limit and performance at high speeds. Other changes included lighter rotating masses, improved lubrication, and more ‘aggressive’ camshafts.

Only 502 Evolution units were produced for approval in accordance with the DTM rules.

This 190E 2.5-16 Evolution is fitted with rare 5-spoke «Evolution II» alloy wheels, however it is also accompanied by the original wheels.

Rare and in excellent condition!