Unless you’re into ‘90s cars, you might not be too familiar with the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II. That’s pretty fair considering that only 500 units of the car were ever produced. Although it doesn’t carry the name recognition of some other models we spotlight here at The Daily Want, this is a car you don’t want to ignore.
The EVO II was originally introduced at the 1990 Geneva Auto Show as a follow-up to the edition released a year earlier. Among many positive attributes, it boasts a body designed by Dr. Richard Eppler, a renowned aerodynamicist. Thanks to aggressive fender flares and multiple spoilers, this unassuming car has a minuscule drag coefficient of just 0.29.
Sharp And Classic
This particular EVO II sports a Blue-Black Metallic coat like all but two of its siblings. Under the hood, it features a 2.5-liter Cosworth DOHC inline-four engine. It’s capable of putting out 232 horsepower at an impressive 7,200 rpm. From the driver’s seat, everything is controlled with a Getrag five-speed manual transmission.
The EVO II rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wearing Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tires. It also features a self-leveling suspension. The driver can adjust the ride height from a switch inside the cabin.
All Leather Benz
This car is no joke on the inside either. It features seats upholstered in Anthracite leather and has matching carpets. Zebrawood trim around the gearshift adds a touch of class. Despite the fact that this is a car from the ‘90s, the EVO II features powered, heated seats, manual climate controls, a powered sunroof, and loudspeakers in the rear.
For those wondering, this car is number 130 of 500 in the production run. That makes it extremely rare. Although it doesn’t resemble the sleek sportscars most people desire today, the EVO II is a classic performer that you shouldn’t sleep on. Learn More