The super-rare homologation model was built during the golden era of DTM racing, paying homage to the cars Mercedes-Benz used in its races. Featuring a Cosworth-built 232 HP engine that’s good for 0-62 MPH in 7.2 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 MPH, the Evolution II has become a cult icon and highly sought after — a similar version sold for $199,000 USD back in January on Bring a Trailer, which goes to show these cars are fetching higher prices than ever before.
Mercedes-Benz equipped the Evolution II with an AMG PowerPack, a five-speed Getrag manual transmission, and a limited-slip differential as standard, which all comes together to aid the driving experience. This particular version is showing just over 10,000 km on the odometer and features several retro design cues synonymous with this classic sports saloon, such as splitter struts, a large rear spoiler, six-spoke rims, flared wheel arches, and a rear window spoiler too.
Gooding & Company estimates that this version, which is number 105 out of 500, will fetch more than the one on Bring a Trailer. Bidding has already surpassed the $200,000 USD mark, while the estimate is set between $225,000 USD and $275,000 USD. Take a closer look at the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II above, and see its listing on the Gooding & Company website.
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