Offered for sale is this stunning Mercedes-
With the M3 Sport Evolution being released for DTM homologation, Mercedes Benz responded in March 1989 with the 190 E 2.5-
The Evo I, as it came to be called had a new larger spoiler and a widened track with resulting a wider body, deeper front air-
Still not having been bought by MB as a subsidiary, an additional Power Pack option engineered by AMG was available separately for the considerable sum of DM 19,000. This expensive (& subsequently very rare) option included longer duration & higher lift camshafts, a larger throttle body, more aggressive ignition and fuel management as well a beautifully crafted tubular exhaust manifold & stainless steel exhaust system. With these improvements, power increased to 225 bhp @ 7200 rpm & Torque at 240 Nm at 5500 rpm. The rev limit was further raised 7,700 rpm. 0-
The gearbox was a Getrag 275Z, as fitted to all Cosworth models. This featured a dog-
With improved performance & drivability in mind, brake disc diameters were increased to 300mm front & 278mm rear, Standard deeper dish Evo 1 wheels were manufactured by Fuchs & fitted with Conti Sport contact tires 225/50/16.
This example is documented as having been fitted with the Power Pack option AMG on 26th May 1989. Owners were naturally advised by AMG to run engines in at low rpm before the powerpack conversion was fitted, so this car is recorded as having had 1,185km at time of conversion. The car was owned by a wealthy German enthusiast for it's first 2 years, before being specially imported to Japan, where it has been meticulously kept since, always garaged & with a continuing maintenance record detailing every task completed throughout it's life. Reading through the extensive service records it's clear no expense was spared. For example, all the suspension spheres & SLS fluid were changed annually, which was excessive but shows the level of care the car had. Naturally, the SLS remains in perfect working order. During the most recent 5 years it covered increasingly less mileage, as it's Japanese owner got too old to continue enjoying the car. It remains in perfect condition and of course comes complete with a meticulously documented service history. Although it's clearly been serviced (oil is golden) as with all of the MB's we supply, this car will be given a complete & thorough service & check upon arrival to our base in the UK with documentation to show, so it's perfectly ready for use by it's future owner.
Exterior is in concours condition with no pin dents, scratches or prior accident repairs. A lack of stone chips, serves to indicate this car wasn't driven hard, either. Brightwork on the roof & window frames isn't faded, which serves to indicate the car hasn't had heavy exposure to UV over the years. Original 16" wheels have original finish and are still in near new condition with no corrosion whatsoever. A set of 4 original forged Evolution II 17" wheels (as fitted to later Evo II 190E models) are currently fitted to the car along with four new UK supplied Michellin Pilot Sport4 tyres in a 225/45 ZR17 size.Naturally the original 16” wheels in near new condition are included to maintain originality which will also be fitted with new Michellin tyres in the UK.
Interior is in stunning condition with unmarked (heated front) leather seats and includes the original fire extinguisher, torch and first-
Highly collectable -
Not least, this example has the desirable AMG Power pack option fitted and remains in near-
Supplied fully road registered in the UK, complete with 12 months MOT with a major service completed for its new owner. Viewings by appointment welcome.We are also happy to arrange shipping to anywhere in Europe/USA or the rest of the world.Please ask for a quotation..