MercedesBenz 500 E (W124)

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Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124)

Created in cooperation with Porsche


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Debut of the Mercedes-Benz 500 E in 1990 performance from a five-liter V8 Top model in the W 124 series

You can rely on for coming up with automotive time and again. One of these was at the Paris Motor Show in the 500 E. Apart from its somewhat fenders, slightly lowered and modified front apron integrated fog lights, the car was externally with the successful W 124 mid-series That bodywork served as clothing for hiding the wolf the engine compartment of the 500 E housed a V8 with a displacement of five developing 326 hp (240 kW) and awe-inspiring when requested. The car accelerated standstill to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, and its top was electronically limited to 250 km/h. was the new top-of-the-line model of the W 124 series.

Its inconspicuous appearance was the 500 E’s trump Some owners enjoyed the reserves of the modestly clad car traveling at high speed at all Others welcomed the car’s handling at high speeds – and great gratification from many a sports car.

The consisting of engine and four-speed transmission had been taken the 500 SL. In the 500 E, however, several new features incorporated, including for the first the so-called standard-deck engine – one and the crankcase used for both the and five-liter engines. As a result, the engine was 16.5 millimeters Shorter connecting rods that the bore-… ratio was In addition, in the 500 E the Bosch injection with electronic control and sensor (LH-Jetronic) replaced the used mechanical/electronic CIS-E In October 1992, engine was lowered slightly to 320 hp (235 kW) to pollutant emissions. Compared to the 500 SL, the 500 E had a axle ratio (1:2.82) – acceleration but also raising consumption slightly. This of refined engineering and performance had its the first 500 E carried a price tag of DM – more than twice as as that of a 300 E which was not exactly in its turn.

Incidentally, the 500 E was created in close with Porsche. The sports car had joined the team in the early of development to make its expertise in elaborating the concept of a sedan the performance of a sports car. was subsequently distributed. The bodies-in-white painted at the Mercedes-Benz plant in and final assembly became the of Porsche in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. There two reasons for this. First of the production order was a timely of good fortune when the car manufacturer experienced a somewhat time in the early 1990s. And the relatively small volume was an match for the production processes at meaning that production of the 500 E not have been in better

The powerful sedan also from the last model of the W 124 series. The first modification to the name. The mid-series was renamed and the letters now preceded the figures, the 500 E into the E 500. The form for the exterior design was modernized – one of the being the radiator grill from then on was surrounded by, and in, the engine hood. Trunk lid and fenders were given with larger radii, and the around the number plate was modified.

The specifications of the 500 E/E 500 lived up to the claim of the series’ top-of-the-line model in they were extremely In view of the car’s extraordinary standard equipment such as skid control (ASR) was a rather than technical

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As a sideline, the 400 E/E 420 should also be here. This car also had a eight-cylinder engine under its 124 However, it was not designed as a sporty but as a car for traveling in superior style. And the 400 E/E 420 did better than the 500 E in terms of packaged power.

Production of the E 500 was discontinued in April The successor to the 124 series – the 210 series – was in June 1995. Including the E 60 a total of 10,479 power had been built.

Quite a few regretted not having been to secure an E 500 for themselves, despite a price of finally DM 145,590. for a sports sedan of this continued, and so a particularly powerful has been part and parcel of the mid-series ever since – created in cooperation with AMG.

On account of the relatively production volume and the car’s fascination, the 500 E has already become a Many units are already by collectors today – because the 500 E the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Press review: Mercedes-Benz 500 E

Motor und Sport, edition “As good-natured as a luxury limousine, as as a high-speed sports car – could a car be comfortable on top? It can, and is the most surprising characteristic of the Despite their taut the springs and dampers absorb and potholes in such a well-behaved that even pampered will have little to complain.”

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