1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E W 124 W 124 E 50

The Mercedes-Benz 500 E is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied motor vehicle styled by Bruno Sacco/Joseph Gallitzendörfer/Peter Pfeiffer with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The Mercedes-Benz 500 E is one of the W 124 model family from Mercedes-Benz. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 322 bhp (326 PS/240 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 480 N·m (354 lb·ft/48.9 kgm) at 3900 rpm. A 4 speed automatic transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Having a claimed kerb weight of 1710 kg, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E can dispense with the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 6.8 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 26.7 seconds. Its maximum speed claimed is 251 km/h or 156 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz 500 E -
Mercedes-Benz 500 E
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Key facts

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E W 124 W 124 E 50 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1710 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4973 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
326 PS / 322 bhp / 240 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
480 Nm / 354 ft.lb / 48.9 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.3 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.8 s
How fast?
251 km/h, 156 mph

Mercedes-Benz W 124 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2199 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2799 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1545 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3199 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1560 kg
Mercedes-Benz 400 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4196 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1620 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2799 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2799 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2799 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4192 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW 1744 kg
Mercedes-Benz E 60 AMG -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5956 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1710 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4973 cm3 320 PS 315.5 bhp 235 kW 1710 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2962 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2599 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2599 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2962 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2962 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1488 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2599 cm3 166 PS 163.5 bhp 122 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2599 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2599 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2599 cm3 166 PS 163.5 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1997 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW 1280 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1997 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 1280 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1997 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1997 cm3 124 PS 122 bhp 91 kW 1390 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2299 cm3 134 PS 132 bhp 98 kW 1400 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2497 cm3 95 PS 94 bhp 70 kW 1370 kg
Mercedes-Benz 260 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2599 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW 1366 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2599 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1422 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2996 cm3 111 PS 109 bhp 81 kW 1410 kg
Mercedes-Benz 300 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2962 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2962 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW 1470 kg

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerBruno Sacco/Joseph Gallitzendörfer/Peter Pfeiffer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2800 110.2
Track/tread (front) 1538 60.6
Track/tread (rear) 1529 60.2
Length 4750 187
Width 1796 70.7
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1710 kg 3770
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 119 E 50 / 119.974
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4973 cc
(303.471 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 85 mm
3.8 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 326 PS (322 bhp) (240 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output 64.7 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 480 Nm (354 ft·lb) (48.9 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque 96.52 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch LH-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1212.9 kPa (175.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 621.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 15.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.7 s
Standing kilometre 26.7 s
Maximum speed 251 km/h (156 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 190.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
140.42 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
188.3 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.12 kg/kW
11.9 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 16 H2
Wheel size rear 8J x 16 H2
Tyres front 225/55 ZR 16
Tyres rear 225/55 ZR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 278 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.82
general
Carfolio.com ID7194
Production total
Model code W 124 E 50
Model family W 124
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.