The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution is a luxury sedan that saw an 11 year production run, ranging from 1982 up until 1993. Part of the E Class, the vehicle proved to be the most popular and sold model by Mercedes at the time, with over 1.8 million units built. The 2.5 variation of the 190 used a larger engine than the previous 2.3 L. By doing this, Mercedes was able to use a double row timing in order to fix minor handling problems that occurred with the 2.3. This also boosted power by 17 horsepower. With the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution, the vehicle could reach 197 horsepower.
A bit of rather interesting information regarding the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution is the fact that it actually used a British Cosworth engine. Due to the idea of German engineering being superior to all other regions of the world, the company did not want to openly advertise it used a UK made engine. However, at this time, Mercedes and many of the other German auto manufactures focused on diesel engines, so the Cosworth proved vital in the development of the vehicle. For luxury car owners, this directed completed with the BMW M3 vehicle.