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"A wolf in sheep's clothing"
Built in collaboration by Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in limited
5.0-liter V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, self-leveling
Includes owner's manuals and documentation, tool kit, jack, and
It is to no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz 500E was one of the
best performance sedans in the automotive industry. With
collaboration from Porsche, Mercedes developed one of the most
significant luxury sedans ever created. The 500E came equipped with
a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine, developing 354 lb-ft of torque. The
Mercedes could reach a limited top speed of 155mph with no effort,
while maintaining the Mercedes-Benz level of character and comfort.
Some of the unique characteristics that makes the 500E stand out
from other W124 sedans, is an array of design changes throughout
the car. The wider 1.5-inch track and flared fenders, allowed for a
set of 16x8 wheels that were only made for the 500E with high
performance 225/65/R16 tires. The body of the car also came with
unique side skirts and front air dam. This entire package made the
500E a powerful, superior handling sport sedan.
This Mercedes-Benz 500E was ordered at Mission Viejo imports. The
500E was delivered to its first owner in May of 1992. The owner had
different cars throughout the years, but he never wanted to sell
the 500E. The car is finished with a two-tone palm green undertone
and spruce green main body. The 500E also featured a creme beige
leather interior. During his ownership, the owner did meticulous
service to the car, as shown in the services records. The owner
also took the Mercedes to his summer house in Montana, where he
enjoyed it through the summer days along with his family. This
Mercedes stayed with its original owner, and his family for a total
of 24 years, then sold in 2016.
The second owner accumulated just over 6,000 miles in the 6 years
of ownership, including mechanical refurbishments that brought it
back to a first-class condition. This 500E was also featured by
Journalist and Car enthusiast Doug DeMuro in his YouTube channel.
With over 1 million views, Dough describes the quirks and features
that made the Mercedes 500E an iconic car for its era.
Upon arrival at Canepa, the Porsche-built Mercedes was inspected
thoroughly from front to back. The "super sedan" was immediately
placed into the "Canepa Difference" process, first going through an
extensive reconditioning, and servicing as needed. Once completed,
Canepa's in-house detailing department delivered one of Canepa's
signature concours-level details. The underside was cleaned to a
show quality standard. The exterior was hand washed, carefully
polished and waxed. The interior, engine and trunk were treated to
an equal level of cleaning, ensuring nothing was left
The Mercedes-Benz 500E is the example of what car manufacturers can
do when they combine their knowledge and develop a product. The
500E gave the opportunity to step on the market of fast sedans as
it previously did not have any competitors to cars such as the M5
of the era. The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Porsche
created a very iconic sedan. Power, comfort, and a timeless design,
very well describes what the 500E represented to Mercedes at the
time. It opened the doors and it is now one of the most iconic
Mercedes-Benz Sedans that you can own.