1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II
1990 1990 Mercedes Benz 190E COSWORTH 2.5-16 EVO II
Ultra rare, pristinely preserved, conserved and cared for original Cosworth EVO II! Number 208 of 500 built. Low mileage, never raced, matching numbers, rust and accident free!
-208th of just 500 Examples Completed
-58,998 Kilometers / 36,659 Miles From New
-All Matching Numbers, Rust & Accident Free
Make Mercedes Benz
Type COSWORTH 2.6-16 EVO II
Kommission No 0 0 226 03170
Production No 0027667 5
Production Sequence No 208 of 500 units
Production Plant Bremen, Germany
Selling Dealer Branch Mercedes Benz, Munich, Germany
Engine No 102.992-10-000304
Gearbox No 717.404-00-021172
Exterior Color “Blauschwarz" blue/black metallic (Code 199U)
Interior Anthracite Leather Seating front and rear (Code 271A)
Completed May 25th, 1990
Shipping Date May 31st, 1990
Current Total Mileage 58,998 Kilometers / 36,659 Miles
—— Cosworth 2.6-16 EVO II Option Package
—— Special Dunlop Tires
—— Special Bosch Lighting
—— Special Bosch Windscreen Washer Equipment with SWF Wiper System
-199U “Blauschwarz" blue/black metallic Exterior Paint
-211 Automatically Activated Limited Slip Differential
-240 Remote Outside Temperature Indicator
-271A Anthracite Leather Seating front and rear
-412 Electric Sliding Sunroof
-412 -1 Electric Sliding Sunroof System 1
-412 -2 Electric Sliding Sunroof System 2 with Tilting System
-430 Rear Seat Head Rests
-470 ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
-489 Self-Leveling Suspension System with Control
-511 Becker Grand Prix Mercedes Benz Premium Sound System
-580 Air Conditioning & Automatic Climate Control System
-591 Special Green Tinted Glass all around with heated Front & Rear Glass
-620 Exhaust Emission Control Systems
-682 Fire Extinguisher
-812 Rear Mounted Speakers
-853 Nokia Intergral Telephone System
-873 Seat Heater for Left and Right Seats
-876 Supplemental Rear Mounted Courtesy Lamps
In 1990, Mercedes with the direct assistance of Cosworth and AMG debuted the highly revised 190E 2.6-16 Evo II. In order to meet DTM homologation requirements 500 units were built, all of which were immediately spoken for and sold before the first examples had even been completed.
The Evo II had a numerous cosmetic and mechanical updates and changes including a radical and fully functional aerodynamics package, an in-car adjustable suspension, improved brakes, bigger 17-inch wheels, and a reworked Cosworth/AMG 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produced an incredible 235 horsepower!
This particular COSWORTH 2.6-16 EVO II was the 208th of 500 examples built. It was ordered under “Kommission No.”0 0 226 03170" for assembly at the Mercedes Benz Bremen, Germany production facility where all EVO II models were completed. The order was initiated in early April of 1990 by the Mercedes Benz official agent in Munich, Germany. The order was very specific and included a total of 23 separate option packages furthering the known fact that no two of these rare MBs were alike.
Completion of all work was recorded as May 25th, 1990 with shipping a few days later on May 31st by overland transport. Initial ownership and registration was via a private collector in Munich, Germany. The vehicle remained there until May of 1994 when it was purchased by a Japanese Dealer and formally exported and imported into Japan. It was then road registered there for the first time on June 6th, 1994 using plate number “33 5978.". One year later on September 13th, this EVO II was sold to a another dealer and the registration plate was changed to “33 2216.” Three years later this vehicle was purchased by a private museum collection on March 27th, 1998. New registration and plates “35 5059” were then issued and assigned to the vehicle. For the next twenty years, this EVO II remained in a preserved and largely un-driven state until March of 2018 when it was purchased by a Japanese dealer and given extensive services and safety checks. In July of 2018, it was offered for sale and purchased for export by our company.
This is a fully documented, rust and accident free, all matching number example. It is sold with all services and safety checks complete in a total “turn-key” state. Full history, internal Factory assembly records from new, tools, books and manuals remain with the vehicle and will accompany it when sold to her next fortunate owner.
It is highly unlikely you will ever encounter a finer, more correct, authentic or lower mileage example anywhere at any price!