Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II 1990 – SPRZEDANY

Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II staje się prawdziwym symbolem przełomu lat 80-tych i 90-tych. Jakże odmienny od przeciętnych modeli z gwiazdą na masce, był tym który poprowadził Klausa Ludwiga w Mistrzostwach DTM do zwycięstwa nad BMW M3 w 1992 roku. W drogowej wersji powstał jedynie w wymaganych do spełnienia warynków homologacji sportowej 502 sztukach. Szokował rozdźwiękiem między businessowym, grzecznym, skórzanym wnętrzem, a aerodynamicznym pakietem, który na torze spełniał swoją funkcję bezapelacyjnie, lecz na szosie wrażliwych miłośników marki przyprawiał o zawał serca. Dziś te wizualne wyróżniki z pewnością doskonale wpływają na wzrost wartości tych samochodów. Prezentowany egzemplarz pochodzi z Hiszpanii i przebył dotąd dystans jedynie 48 tys. km. Wejść w jego posiadanie można było 19 marca na aukcji w Stuttgarcie. Uzyskana cena: ok. 613 tys. PLN, wliczając prowizję domu aukcyjnego.


Lot 108
Chassis no. WDB2010361F735117
Engine no. 10299210000333
€140,000 – 180,000
PLN 600,000 – 770,000
Sold for €143,750 (PLN 612,734) inc. premium

AUCTION 23590:
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1990 Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution 2 Sports Saloon
Chassis no. WDB2010361F735117
Engine no. 10299210000333

•Limited edition 'homologation special’
•Delivered new to Spain
•Circa 48,000 kilometres recorded
•Recently serviced

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 totalling almost two million over the course of its ten-year production life.

A conventional front-engine, rear-drive, four-door saloon, the 190 was available with a variety of engines ranging from a 1.8-litre four to a 2.6-litre six, plus 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre diesels. Mercedes-Benz’s engineers contrived to offer generous interior accommodation, rivalling 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 roadholding 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-litre 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-levelling 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.

Currently displaying a total of only 48,000 kilometres on the odometer, this Evo 2 was purchased in Spain by the current vendor in 2005 having belonged to the preceding owner since 1993. Unfortunately, the original service book is no longer available but the car does come with its Spanish service history. The most recent service was carried out in May 2015, immediately before the bodywork was restored, and the car also benefits from the renewal of all four tyres. Finished in black with matching leather interior, this most collectible modern Mercedes comes with two sets of keys and its Spanish registration document and export paperwork.