Mercedes 190 Evo II: €230,000 increase in value since 2015

Mercedes 190 Evo II: €230,000 increase in value since 2015

Used car prices go up and down. Anyone interested in used vehicles of the past will notice that the range is small and the prices high. The main reason is very long delivery time for new vehicles and the limited availability of warehouse carriages – both caused by increasing distances ongoing chip crisis.


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One of the last Mercedes homologated models

But what makes the Evo II so special? In the early 1990s, when Mercedes presented the special 1990 model, she was with him New price 115,259 mark about three times more expensive than the normal 190. And over the years, the very special W 201 has evolved into a rare and valuable collector’s item.
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II 1990

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder (M 102) engine in the Evo II produces 235 hp and 245 Nm of torque.

The special feature is not only the brutal look with widened wheel arches, extended front splitter and XXL rear wing, but above all positions in the Mercedes portfolio. The only one in 1990 built Evo II is one of the last homologated models (with the exception of the CLK GTR) and is based on the DTM racer.

2.5 liter four-cylinder with 235 hp

Even though the 190 Evo II looked like it came straight from the race track, in terms of performance data, it couldn’t even keep up with the DTM vehicles of the time. They finally went up to 370 PS at 9500 rpm from a 2.5 liter engine. Street version satisfied with 235 PS and 245 Nm called from M 102 four cylinder.

In the early 1990s this was an announcement, nowadays even most diesel or plug-in station wagons can follow suit. But that doesn’t diminish the appeal of the 190 Evo II in any way, experts even predict further potential for the Evo II’s value appreciation.

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II 1990

Lower left first gear: The Evo II has what’s called a dogleg gearshift. Plus: sequential numbering on the shift key.

Here he is exclusive in “Blue Black Metallic 199” color building a Mercedes 190 Evo II is no longer cheap. Prices for special models have increased steadily over the years. now become Number 473/502 was auctioned for the equivalent of over 380,000 euros.

The Evo II 190 was delivered on July 4, 1990 in Lüneburg (Lower Saxony), after which Benz made the long journey with stops in Portugal, Greece and the Netherlands before heading to the United States in March 2020.

In 2015, the Evo II was offered for 149,500 euros

Interesting fact: 2015 to be exact, this Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II offered in the Netherlands for 149,500 euros. Odometer reading at the time: about 18,000 km. Seven years later, a homologated model with a distance of 18,251 kilometers was auctioned for a hammer price of more than 380,000 euros.

Mercedes 190 Evo II available from 200,000 euros

Admittedly, the Evo II is presented in pictures at Excellent condition and looks like a new car. In addition, this car is not only 100 percent original, but also accident-free and paint-free.

Nevertheless, the price is a real announcement: although the used Evo II range is small, with a little luck and the right contacts there is a well-preserved Evo II in the country starting at 200,000 euros. But then there are vehicles with a range of about 100,000 kilometers.

A real collector’s item in new condition with a distance of under 10,000 kilometers in rare cases can break the 400,000 euro mark, but this is an absolute exception. If you’ve purchased the 190 Evo II featured here in 2015 for 150,000 euros, you can now look forward to exciting prizes!