The lords of the highway in the 1980s: Mercedes Benz 500 E

The lords of the highway in the 1980s: Mercedes Benz 500 E

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.

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Only the roof, the front doors, the rear cover and the windows remain the output. The rest is modified...

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... also the four-valve V8 unit with the 500 SL. The good thing is that only the connoisseurs discover the differences...

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... as well as slightly protruding fenders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Viewers. The speedometer is rated at 260 km / h, and real.

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Clean, perfectly crafted, comfortable - everything is typical of W 124. However, the impression is misleading.

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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.

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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.