The Mercedes-Benz W124, also known as the E Class, made its debut in 1984 representing the very essence of the renowned luxury German automaker. Known for its remarkable longevity, the W124 owned the streets from 1984 till 1994, a solid decade of production and performance. The sedan series, especially the 3.0 AT trim, is significantly popular among car enthusiasts. This model allowed 5 passengers to travel in comfort, and comes engineered with the sophisticated Multi-Point Fuel Injection system, catered to improve the fuel efficiency and performance of the engine.
This luxury sedan was powered by a gasoline inline engine with six cylinders and four valves per cylinder – a configuration that has proven to be both efficient and credible. The engine had a bore of 3.432 inches and a stroke cycle of 3.12mm marking a perfect balance between performance and reliability. It was positioned at the front longitudinally, a placement that promised optimum vehicle balance and easy maintenance. The engine produced a maximum power of 230.65544 horsepower at a turnover of 4600 rpm, making it a beast on the city streets and a delight on the highways.
The rear-wheel-drive configuration implies that the rear wheels are propelled by the engine granting the rear wheel drive Mercedes-Benz W124 an edge in terms of acceleration and speed. The bore and stroke ratio was meticulously designed by German engineers to ensure low fuel consumption with the highest performance. With four gears and automatic transmission, the drive was smooth and effortless. The car came with a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons, allowing long journeys without needing frequent refills. The car could accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in a mere 13 seconds, a testament to its quick and responsive powertrain. To top it all off, Mercedes-Benz W124 was built with an independent, spring-type back suspension system to provide that quintessential smooth Mercedes ride, making it not just a car but an experience worth remembering.