Thirty years ago, the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II débuted
- A high-performance sports saloon as the flagship model in the Mercedes-Benz compact model family
- The homologation vehicle with 173 kW (235 hp) formed the basis for DTM touring race cars
- Its première was the Geneva Motor Show in March 1990
- 502 of the cars were built with a metallic blue-black finish
In 1990, Mercedes-Benz launched the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II from the 201 model series. The high-performance sports saloon was the road-legal version of the DTM touring race car of the same name. The saloon, built in a small run of only 502 cars and always finished in blue-black metallic, can easily be recognised by its mighty rear wing for motorsport use.