Perfect Timing : Mercedes Benz 190E Evolution 2 – DTM Racing Icon!

An iconic vehicle of championship proportions!  We have available once of the rarest homologation specials ever created by the masters at Mercedes Benz!  This 1990 190E Evolution 2 is pristine.  One of 500 ever made, this car represents the birth of the AMG division and is also the first and original “black series” performance variant.  The most exciting car of the ’90’s is offered here in the USA for the first time!

We have for sale a 1990 Mercedes Benz 190E Evolution 2 – #146 of 500. Never originally available in the USA, this is precisely the first time that this rare automobile is being offered for sale completely legal for ownership and on-road use! Produced May 30, 1990, this vehicle was procured and imported at exactly 25 Years of age – Box 1 Designation on the HS-7 Import Declaration (Import Declaration Form is presented below). This is an extremely rare opportunity to own one of the most iconic homologation specials every produced by the masters at Mercedes Benz. A true thoroughbred, the 190E Evo 2 swept the 1992 German Touring Car Championship and was the epitome of engineering and speed at the time. It is widely considered the first Supercar to have been born a sedan! With Aerodynamics designed and tested by German Scientist and an Engine further tweaked by Cosworth, the Evo 2 was the culmination of Mercedes Benz expertise for the purpose of motorsports domination.

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1990, the 190E Evo 2 was created to satisfy DTM sanctions requiring a production version of all competing race vehicles. Over the years Mercedes Benz had gathered a vast amount of data on their touring race cars and had pushed development beyond the capacities of the standard vehicle. The popularity of touring cars was at an all time high and the DTM racing program was realizing world wide success reminiscent of Group B Rallying days. In order to further increase performance, drastic changes needed to be made to all aspects of the vehicle – and these changes would have to appear on the production version.

The motorsports division, now known as AMG, was given unlimited resources in order to build a champion race car. The result was extensive modifications of Chassis, Aerodynamics and Engine Power that was aimed strictly at competition victory. Wind Tunnel testing helped to create the impressive aerodynamics package that would alter nearly every body panel of the vehicle! With a focus on function, this car looks brutally honest as its intentions are quite visible: downforce and stability. The Engine, previously developed by Mercedes Benz, was modified additionally by the experts at Cosworth to create more power as well as retain reliability. Unheard of at the time, this 2.5L 4 Cylinder created 235HP with a sound and rush that was unique and intoxicating. In race trim, the 2.5L would develop nearly 400HP. A close ratio 5 speed transmission was developed with a revised shift pattern keeping the most used gears inline. Another motorsports derived part, this unique 5 speed transmission was known as the dogleg gearbox. The ride height of the race vehicle was extremely low and for the production car to maintain useability Mercedes employed a height adjustable hydraulic suspension system that would allow the car to traverse the back roads just as easily as it did the race track. Creature comforts were offered as options all the while these vehicles were the most expensive offering from Benz at the time.

Only available in Blue Black Metallic – this vehicle literally represents the birth of the Factory AMG Division and is the original Black Series High Performance production vehicle!

Our 190E Evo 2 #146 retains ALL of the original Aerodynamic and Performance parts including the adjustable front splitter, adustable rear deck lid extension spoiler and adjustable rear wing. The wheels, fender arches, twin pipe exhaust system with perforated exhaust tip and rear window spoiler are also all original Evo 2 upgrades. This car has been impeccably loved and maintained throughout its life

Original and Authentic 1990 190E Evolution II – Verified by Mercedes Benz Classic Center USA
Produced May 30, 1990 – This is # 146 of 500 Created
80,000 Miles with excellent operating running gear, chassis and electronics
Original Blue Black Metallic Paint – Code 199
Additional Factory Options of interest Include:
Original Leather and Gradient Pattern Cloth Sport Interior – Code 271A
Electric Sliding Roof – Code 412
Air Conditioning – Code 580
WD Green Glass – Code 591
Outside Temp Indicator – Code 240
Rear Head Rest – Code 430
Upgrade Radio MB Exquisit with Rear Loud Speaker – Code 511 + 812
Seat Heater – Code 873

Our 190E Evo 2 has a pristine exterior showing only minor rock blemishes on the lower front spoiler. It is complete and completely stock. The aerodynamics package is in excellent condition with all adjustable components in proper working order. Our #146 also has an electric sliding roof not typically optioned on these cars.

Suspension / Brakes:
Our 190E Evo 2 retains its hydraulically controlled SLS height adjustable suspension with in-cabin leveling switch. It is in perfect operating order and gives this performance car the smoothest and most confidence inspiring drives we have ever experienced! The original EVO 2 upgraded braking system with 300mm 4 Piston front calipers has also been properly maintained and performs flawlessly. Continental performance tires in the original 245/40/17 sizing are installed on the rare factory Evo 2 wheels for quite yet tenacious grip.

Engine / Drivetrain:
Evo 2 #146 starts, idles and drives perfectly. The engine revs vigorously to its 7700 RPM Redline. It operates properly in varying conditions as intended and blows cold air conditioning. The drivetrain and engine are in excellent condition showing signs of proper scheduled maintenance. The SLS suspension pump, lines and reservoir system are also functioning properly.

The interior of this car is in immaculate condition for a vehicle of this age and mileage. The gear shift shows natural wear lending an authentic patina to this touring car. 146 of 500 is scripted atop the shifter indicating the cars limited production. A rare option on the Evo 2, our car has the contrasting leather and gradient cloth seats offering increased holding befitting of this super sedan. The seats are bolstered heavily in the front as well as the rear! This is truly a super car with 4 seats. The Green Glass is clean clear with no signs of having ever been tinted. The interior smells and presents as nearly new.

All in all, this car is amazing. Pictures do not do justice to the presence this car has and the history that the Evo 2 represents. This is an iconic machine being offered for the first time in the USA completely legal and without any usage or mileage restrictions!

Serious inquiries please email or call 954 423 1100.

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3 thoughts on “Perfect Timing : Mercedes Benz 190E Evolution 2 – DTM Racing Icon!”

  1. I had a 1986 2.3-16v for 14 years and LOVED IT! The day after I sold it I wanted it back. Now my unbridled LUST is fastened to this car! How much do you want for it?

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