Mercedes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II by taking a look back at the iconic model.

Mercedes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II by taking a look back at the iconic model.

Originally unveiled at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show, the Evo II featured an aerodynamic body kit with modified bumpers, flared wheel arches and a prominent rear wing.  The car also had an optimized chassis and larger 17-inch wheels.

A 2.5-liter engine resided under the hood and produced 235 PS (173 kW).  This enabled the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

By the time production ended in May of 1990, Mercedes had built 502 units which was the minimum to comply with FIA regulations for homologation of Group A vehicles for DTM.  Pricing started at 115,259.70 Deutsche Marks which is roughly the equivalent of €58,931.

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