E500 Engine






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Introducing the Mercedes W124 500E / E500 / E60 AMG (5.0L/6.0L V8)

The Mercedes-Benz 500E is a supercar produced in collaboration with Porsche-AG from 1991-1995. The vehicle is based on the W124 chassis (1986-1995 officially) although the 500E is a totally different animal to its cousins. They produced around 10,249 supercars all in LHD combined with the 5.0L V8 engine producing 326bhp power and 354 lb/ft of torque coupled to the 4-speed automatic gearbox. The car would sprint from 0-62mph within 6.0 seconds and have a top speed of 155mph which is limited. Derestricted models have been known to reach over 170mph. The E500 Limited was the final production of the E500 range with uprated wheels and interior modifications. Finally, the E60 AMG was a special version of the E500 from factory providing the 381BHP 6.0L engine along with several other minor tweaks.

The E500 has the following differences over the standard W124:

  • M119 5.0L V-8 Engine producing 326BHP (and 354 lb/ft torque)
  • 2.82 gearing ratio
  • Flared front and rear wheel arches (Wider for wider alloys)
  • Sportsline leather interior (Recaro leather seats)
  • Rear wood console between back seats (Also avaliable on Sportlines)
  • Jetronics Ignition System (Superior over the normal 500SL one)
  • Front wider apron and front foglights (Wider front end for arches)
  • Standard 16" 8-Hole alloys (W124's usually come with 15")
  • Lower, stiffer suspension setting (9" lower)
  • Battery placed in trunk (Engine bay showhorned with the V8)
  • Bigger brakes and brake calipers (Facelift models had larger brakes than pre-facelift cars)
  • Bespoke E500 headlights slighly different to standard W124 ones


Pre-Facelift 500E



E500 Limited/E60 AMG Interior

E 60 AMG

  • M119 6.0L V-8 Engine producing 381BHP
  • EVO-II 17" alloy wheels
  • Some with Sportsline two-tone interior
  • Birds-eye maple dark trim
  • AMG Suspention
  • AMG Exhaust
  • E 60 AMG lettering and AMG engine stamps
  • 957 "AMG Technology Package" in VIN Number

BRABUS, Kleeman & RENNTech

E500 was modified by the likes of BRABUS, Kleeman and RENNTech to provide further power and high speed cruising. They provided bigger engines such as the 6.9L V12 in the 500E, the 6.0L V8 BRABUS, 6.5L V8 BRABUS and the Kleeman 6.1L in the W124. RENNTech provided the additional high performance airboxes and the famous 6.2L V-8 producing around 475bhp. This was mated to a 6-speed manual replacing the 5-speed automtic. More details of these along with photos will be coming soon! Watch this space.

Please see the E500 History section for full and detailed explainations of the E500, 500E and the infamous E60 AMG.

Contact Me

Please feel free to email me at bilal@e500.org if you have any questions at all!