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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1990
Numbers built:502
Introduced at:1990 Geneva Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:January 02, 2017
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Click here to download printer friendly versionIn September 1988 the face-lifted compact class was shown at the Paris Motor Show, six months after the 1,000,000th car of the 201 series had been produced in Bremen. The main aspects of the facelift were styling alterations to the body and the redesign of the interior. Examples of the improvements to the interior were better knee and head room in the rear and better seats. At the same time the new 190 E 2.5-16 was presented, replacing the 16-valve 2.3-liter version after four years. The 2.5-liter engine, developed from its predecessor by increasing the stroke, had 195 hp in the catalyst version, an increase of 25 hp.

As a result of further racing developments, the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1989. The new, high-revving 2.5-liter engine had 195 hp in its standard form, but was prepared for further tuning. With a view to planned racing applications the suspension and brakes had been modified and 16-inch wheels had been used. Body alterations included a large rear spoiler. Within three months exactly 502 of these cars were built, all 'blue-black metallic'.

A year later, also at the Geneva Motor Show, a further development was shown, the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II. This engine had 235 hp and correspondingly improved performance. Suspension and brakes were largely unchanged, but 17-inch wheels were now used. The body was modified again to reduce wind resistance and increase down-force on the front and rear axle. Again, 502 cars were built, all in 'blue-black metallic', like its predecessor.

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