Car Catcher: How Mercedes Responded to the M3 Sport Evolution

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As great as the 190 E 2.5-16V was, Mercedes-Benz quickly learned that it needed to up its game when BMW dropped the Sport Evolution version of the E30 M3. Naturally, Mercedes-Benz responded by adding more power. The new model, called the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution, debuted in 1989.

Although these models were never actually imported into the United States, this 1989 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution is your chance to own what is believed to be one of only 502 cars built to meet DTM homologation rules.

The 2.5-liter M102 four-cylinder engine under the hood is said to be similar to the one found in the more pedestrian 190 E 2.5-16, but modified to have a higher redline.

Other notable features that set the Evo I apart from other 190 E models includes subtle fender flares, a rear spoiler, beefier brakes and an adjustable suspension system.

This example is said to have 97,443 miles on the odometer, and is reported to have been serviced at a Mercedes-Benz dealership its whole life.

Find this 1989 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution available on eBay Motors for $107,900.

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Such a handsome car. Yes, please.

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