Friday, June 1, 2007

History of Mercedes-Benz W124

The Boxer

For your information, W124 is type for E class mercedes-benz that emerged in year 1986-1996.
First car in year 1986 is 300E, E strands for 'Einsprit' means injection. Injection means howthe fire progress at the engine is directly shotted from the fuel pump. The capacity of this car is 3000cc which produced 177horse power. Mercedes-benz also produced 300dD which has a diesel engine with 143 horse power. Both models came with a four-speed automatic as the standard transmission.

The structure was completely revised and, through the use of high-strength steel and other construction methods, was significantly stiffer and lighter. The front suspension still utilized double wishbones but incorporated anti-dive technology; and the rear suspension was now a multilink system, which rode better and improved wheel location throughout its travel. The front grille sloped back for better aerodynamics and there was but a single windshield wiper that, using an eccentric cam, was able to clear that big piece of steeply raked glass all by itself.

For 1987, a 260E sedan joined the W124 model mix in the U.S., powered by a 2.6-liter version of the 300E's straight six rated at 158 horsepower. Also new that year was a station wagon that came only in 300TD turbodiesel form.

300 TE (station wagon) 300 CE (coupe)

The 1988 model lineup included a new, crisply styled 300CE coupe, and a five-speed manual transmission was now offered on 260E and 300E. Considering that just a few years earlier diesels had made up over three-quarters of all Mercedes sold in the United States, the disappearance of diesels from Mercedes' 1988 lineup may have been a surprise. But increasingly severe particulate emissions standards left the company little choice. This also meant that Mercedes was finally selling a gasoline-powered wagon here as a 300TE.

The 1989 model range was virtually unchanged except that the five-speed manual transmission (few of which were ordered anyhow) was gone from the lineup again and a passenger-side front airbag was a new option.

A diesel returned to the 1990 W124 line with the introduction of an all-new 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five aboard the awkwardly named 300D 2.5. The 260E was also inelegantly renamed the 300E 2.6 for no apparent reason. By stealing the DOHC, 24-valve cylinder head from that year's new 300SL roadster, the 300CE's 3.0-liter straight six now made a healthy 217 horsepower. Beyond that, if you wanted Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system on your 300E sedan or 300TE wagon, you could get it.

==>1991 300E

Inthis year also Mercedes-benz produced the sportline w124. All the engines, body & chassis are same. Which differentciate is the suspension is lower that the others tyepe of w124. Makes this car become more rigit with the road.

Much bigger news came with the 1992 models and the introduction of V8 power to the midsize Mercedes. The new, mainstream 400E sedan had the 268-horsepower, 4.2-liter, DOHC V8 from the larger S-Class sedan under its hood. Meanwhile, the glorious limited-production Porsche-built 500E was also introduced with the 500SL's 5.0-liter, DOHC V8 between its specially flared fenders. With 322 horsepower on board, the 500E was easily the most powerful midsize Mercedes ever and the quickest sedan of any size the company had ever built.
=====> 500 E

Finally for 1994, the E-Class officially came to be, as Mercedes reengineered its naming system by putting the "E" before the number and rationalizing the numbers in line with displacement. So the returning lineup consisted of E320 sedan, wagon and coupe, E420 sedan and E500 sedan. We guess "E" no longer stood for "einspritz." To celebrate their new name, the W124s got new grilles, headlights and taillights for '94. At midyear, an E300D diesel arrived with a normally aspirated 3.0-liter straight six making 134 horsepower. Also, the 4Matic versions were dropped this year.

===> New look of 300E become E320 (1994)

With a new E-Class due for '96, the only substantial change to the '95 line was the elimination of the limited-production E500 due to the emition process. E 500 consumes 1 litre every 4K. This become this model wasn't so wanted by people.
Mercedes benz put "Master Piece" emblem in W124 prodiction '95-'96 which the option become more variatif, cruise control, passanger air bag, and the electric krey also being attached.

Mercedes-benz stopped the W124 model in the mid year 1996, and than mercedes benz produced the new E-class which typed as W211 model.


haleluya1729 said...

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CarExpert said...

Nice write-up and good searching to. I love the recent designs of Mercedes, but I wasn’t that interested with the history but I guess it’s quite interesting. It would also be nice to know about how they conceptualize the Mercedes Benz Emblem. I like its simplicity.

ChrisCraft said...

Excellent read, just purchased a 92 300CE, best car I've ever owned, and it's 16 years old now. People who don't know M-B always ask "Is it new?"

Looking for a 500E now....Got the bug...

EuroRash said...

Why did you skip the 1990 year? The 300ce was the first to have the M104 24v engine?
3.0 24v 228 HP

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your comments. I Have a W124 turbodiesel 92, and I really love this car!

graham said...

I have a 92 300D, which has 240000 miles on the clock, but runs like new.
Not the quickest car around, infact a snail is quicker, but it's the best car I have ever owned.
Why buy a brand new car for thousands, when for under a two grand in the UK you can buy a W124 and have years of trouble free motoring.

ikhwan said...

w124 replaced with w210 not w211