In 1990 at the Geneva motor Show Mercedes unveiled the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II sedan, a model that was capable to develop a total of 232 bhp. Now, after more than two decades the company is preparing a successor for it. The new model will compete with models like the forthcoming Audi RS3 and BMW M1 and will be based on the next B-Class.
Codenamed C117 EVO, the new model will be placed below the next generation C63 AMG and will measure around 4500 mm. The new model will be powered by a new supercharged 3.2-liter V6 engine rated at 400 hp. It will be a front-wheel-drive model based on the MFA chassis that will also be used in the next A-class.
As for the car’s exterior proportions and dimensions, they were previewed at the Geneva Motor Show by the F800 Style Concept.