500 E
  • Model
    W 124 E 50
  • Description
    124.036
  • Production
    09.1990 / 02.1991 - 07.1993
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection and emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 119 E 50 / 119.974
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    96.5 x 85.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    4973 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    326 hp / 240 kW at 5700 /min;~from 10.1992: 320 hp / 235 kW at 5600 rpm
  • Rated torque
    480 Nm at 3900 rpm; from 10.1992: 470 Nm at 3900 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts per cylinder bank (intake camshafts adjustable)
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor-controlled injection system with hot-wire air-mass sensor (Bosch LH-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 90 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension with hydropneumatic level control
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorber struts / gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system; internally ventilated four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    8 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    225/55 ZR 16
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    2.82
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    6.1 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.7 / 12.3 / 17.5 l; from 10.1992: 10.3 / 11.9 / 16.9 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2800 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1538 / 1529 mm
  • Length
    4750 mm
  • Width
    1796 mm
  • Height
    1410 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1700 kg; from 10.1992: 1710 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2150 kg; from 10.1992: 2160 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 10,479 (until 04.1995, incl. E 60 AMG)
  • Prices
    10.1990: DM 134,520.00
    06.1991: DM 138,396.00
    09.1991: DM 140,106.00
    02.1992: DM 144,324.00
    01.1993: DM 145,590.00
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