Unique Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution put up for auction

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Auction house Bring a Trailer has put up a 1989 Mercedes 190E for auction, which will last until Wednesday, May 26th.

This time, the auction delighted with the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution with trailer for sale, an homologation specifically designed to compete directly with the BMW M3 Sport Evolution E30. Only 502 examples of the 190E Evo were produced, making them a highly sought after item. So far, the price of this instance is $ 31,000.

Recall that the car is powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder Cosworth engine. All 202 hp Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission and limited slip differential. The Evolution also had a self-leveling suspension with a selector switch that lowered the car for use on the trails. In addition to the racing engine and dodgy suspension, the Evolution featured a larger wing, larger wheel arches, and redesigned front and rear bumpers that improve looks and downforce.

In a gorgeous shade of blue and black metallic, the 190E Evolution essentially looks like it’s a cross between a Batmobile and a DTM touring car. Even the 16-inch alloy wheels match the car’s appearance perfectly.

But in the salon, the buyer will be greeted with leather seats, inserts made of fabric in a cage on the seats and door panels, as well as wood that was used in the trim of the gear lever. Taking into account the fact that many parts were replaced on a run of about 69 thousand km, including an unusual suspension, the cost by the time of the end of the auction could increase significantly.