The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II turns 25
At 25 years of his birth, Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II remains shocking. He had a 2.5 liter engine delivering 235 hp . In 1993 Mercedes won the DTM title with 190 Evo II.
E n Geneva Motor Show 25 years behind, debuted on Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II , a sedan that would serve as a basis for race cars with the German mark obtained in 1992 the German Touring DTM in Group A.
In March of 1990 was born the legend of the 190 Evo II, a product that took 2.5L already used the previous model, but with a power that stretched to reach 235 horsepower . With that drive the Evo II could accelerate from 0-100 kph in 7.1 seconds and reach a top speed 250 km / h , which seems rarely seen 25 years distance, but by then was outstanding figures.
Aesthetically, the Mercedes-Benz E 190 Evo II had new front and rear bumpers that fused in structure to some aggressive spoilers and some wheel arches that were integrated with the bodywork and had continuity with the renewed bumper.
The track debut Evolution II in the category DTM took place in the circuit Nürburgring Nordschleife , the June 16, 1990, with its propeller in the version of Circuit handed 373 horsepower .
On the day of debut, Kurt Thiim won third place, although it was not until 1993 who managed to become unbeatable, winning the championship with a triplet of pilots Klaus Ludwig, Kurt Thiim and Bernd Schneider .