Ex-Mercedes designer reimagines iconic 190E EVO II


With rich experience of working on Mercedes-AMG projects, Edgar Chu jumped at the chance to take on the EVO II project. He tells CDN the challenge was in balancing past and future 

Restomods. Restorations. Retro-inspired designs. Whatever you call them, revisiting past icons with a modern twist is about as divisive as it comes. In Affalterbach, Germany, performance engineering firm HWA is playing with fire by taking on the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO II.

But it should come as a comfort to know that the person that led the redesign is Pforzheim alumnus and long-time Mercedes-AMG designer, Edgar Chu. He is credited with working on an array of high-performance models during his time with AMG, including the 2015 AMG CLS63 coupe and shooting brake, 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 and many other AMG road cars; but also dedicated racers, from the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT3 to the more recent Mercedes AMG Project 1 in 2022.

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