Mercedes-Benz has always been synonymous with luxury and style, and the E-Class W124 Wagon from 1987 to 1993 is no exception. The focus of this post is the E 300 5At, a striking example of Mercedes’ engineering prowess and design philosophy. The lines of the wagon are clean and timeless, with plenty of room allowing five comfortable seats – as appropriate for a family car. It also showcases the exemplary multipoint fuel injection system that Mercedes has mastered, making for an efficient and smooth drive.
This particular model houses a 6-cylinder gasoline engine sitting inline under the hood, providing an impressive 220 hp at 6400 rpm. Each cylinder owns a valve count of 4, contributing to improved fuel efficiency, smoother operation, and reduced emissions. Its cylinder bore is 3.432 inches and stroke cycle is 3.12 mm, a fine balance that ensures the optimal combustion of the fuel-air mixture, producing robust yet refined power. The maximum torque rpm stands firmly at 4600, giving this vehicle plenty of pull where it matters most.
The E 300 5At is configured with rear-wheel drive, offering drivers improved acceleration and optimal weight distribution for a truly engaging driving experience. The five-speed automatic transmission works effortlessly to deliver this power to the road. More impressive still is the rapid acceleration, reaching 60 mph in just 13 seconds and a maximum speed of 134 mph. The W124 Wagon’s multi-wishbone independent rear suspension with stabilizer bar provides outstanding handling and ride comfort. The car is compatible with 92 fuel grade, and the fuel tank has a quite generous capacity of approximately 19 gallons, making long journeys a breeze.