1994 Mercedes (W124) E500
Grey leather interior
From 1990 to 1995, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500 E was created in close cooperation with Porsche. With its engineering department being fully occupied with the development of the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz commissioned Porsche in 1989 to redesign the W124 chassis to shoehorn the 5.0L V8 used in the SL into it, along with the necessary changes on the suspension system and drive train. When the car was ready, it was found that its widened wings didn’t fit through the W124 assembly line in Sindelfingen in three places. Hence Porsche was also commissioned to assemble the car. As a side-effect this arrangement provided workload for Porsche’s plant, as the company was in crisis at the time, and its factory capacity was underutilized.
The W124 E-class was undoubtedly the ‘Q-car’ of the 1990s. A Porsche in a Mercedes suit. Hand-built by Porsche and fitted with a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 producing 322bhp @ 5,700 rpm. One of only 1,735 1994 cars built (all LHD); sourced directly from the US, UK-registered.
The ultimate ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ of the 1990s, the W124 500E saloon was built to rival the BMW M5 and was created in close cooperation with Porsche. The new stealth saloon offered few visible clues on the outside except for very slightly flared wheel arches, wider tyres and discreet side skirts. 60mph arrived in just 5 seconds and 100mph in just over 14 seconds, remarkable for a car with such ‘stately’ presence. It was only available as a hand-built, four-door saloon in left-hand drive and the low production numbers rendered it an instant classic with only seven being officially imported into the UK. The 500E was facelifted along with the rest of the W124 range in 1992, to become the E500 E-Series, but the car remained pretty much unchanged in its appeal. The car presented here is a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 E-Series, which was delivered new to the USA. This particular car has covered a very low mileage of just 36.000, with some accompanying paperwork and an MB service booklet. Finding these cars at any level is difficult and to find one in this condition is very exciting. They really are the perfect storm in terms of a modern-classic – very well-engineered, bespoke, hugely capable, and very rare with real charisma amongst those who know.
This is a genuine example offered at a very reasonable price, compared to others on the market considering the low milage.
This beautiful classic, can be viewed in our showroom in Estepona, Spain.
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