We present to you the favorite of all Mercedes-W 124 mid-size models, in our case the Mercedes 500 E with Porsche development expertise, where the M5 rival even produces - Benz, who in 1990 showed us what he is capable of brand.
Only the roof, the front doors, the rear cover and the windows remain the output. The rest is modified...
... also the four-valve V8 unit with the 500 SL. The good thing is that only the connoisseurs discover the differences...
... as well as slightly protruding fenders.
Inside, nothing reminds us of the 500 E - no sense of a sports car. Initially, the V8 engine seems to be rather restrained: only a slight buzz can be heard in idle.
But then you go off and nothing is the same. As if in the game a huge muscle and the 326 horsepower are in the game. Benz will move you to the desired pace with ease, but also with the power of a well-trained atmospheric aggregate.
With an appropriate gear ratio and no limitation, today's 500 E would have risen to 284 km / h, but it has to be at 250.
Impressive is the transformation of the suspension: there is no longer a swing, but a tightness, without which sporty and steady steering was not possible.
The fact that comfort is not left behind, speaks about the skills of Porsche's engineers. They have been able to learn the W 124 from the typical thrust on the front axle.
Viewers. The speedometer is rated at 260 km / h, and real.
Clean, perfectly crafted, comfortable - everything is typical of W 124. However, the impression is misleading.
The luxury at 500 E - here in the rare"rose stem"- is limited to the range of standard equipment. Otherwise, unconscious mind, combined with unsuspected dynamics, dominates.
For connoisseurs, the 500 E is a kind of Benz-dream from the period of change. It combines the many virtues of the E-class W 124 with the dynamic performance of the 500 SL. Best of all: it's all done with a sports finish, done by the best sports experts in Germany.