This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E is a true German-style muscle car.
After all, it takes the company's big V8 motor and stuffs it into a
smaller/lighter package. But what makes these unique is that the
work was done by Porsche. So to find a strong-running and well-kept
example that combines two performance legends is a deal that will
make you pay attention.
The Mercedes W124 is the mid-size luxury car that defined its era,
so the look of this one will always be a classic. But the 500E also
has some instantly defining features that let people know it's
something extra special. The extra flare in the fenders give it a
more square-shouldered muscular look. In fact, those fenders were
so wide that Porsche had to assemble the cars, because they were
too broad for the regular Mercedes assembly line. Oh yes, this is a
true Mercedes hand-built by Porsche! And since you have two names
of precision and sophistication involved, it's nice to have this
level of presentation today. The dark gray retains a nice gloss in
the sunshine. The lighter gray lower section adds an extra hint of
sophistication, and at the same time, it shows off the quality
lines you get from a car built by precision masters.
The black interior has a sporty look, and all the wood trim warms
the atmosphere up nicely with a premium feel. It's a quality
presentation that has a preserved look of a car that was
respectfully enjoyed. After all, these are quite rare (less than
1,600 were likely ever imported to the USA.) The 500E was a
specialty machine, and so it came with a big price tag and loaded
with the best options. You get automatic A/C climate control, power
windows, power locks, alarm, cruise control, the factory
AM/FM/cassette stereo w/added CD changer, and a power sunroof. A
modern classic also means modern safety including dual front
airbags and anti-lock brakes. Up front, the supple leather seats
are both power adjustable and heated. In the rear, you're reminded
this sedan was really a sports car. The middle seat was replaced
with a center console to even give the ones in the back a more
bucket-like level of comfort.
The big reason why Porsche was hired to develop the 500E was to fit
the big 5.0-liter V8 under the hood. This 32-valve DOHC powerhouse
was a true wonder from Mercedes. The multi-valve setup made it
quick from the stoplights and the V8 had plenty of top-end power to
be an autobahn king. And not only is this powerful, but the motor
was rebuilt only about 3k miles ago. It means your special
powerhouse also gets to uphold the quality Mercedes reputation.
Porsche not only figured out how to get the V8 into this sedan, but
also they worked their magic on the fully independent suspension.
Plus, the a four-speed automatic transmission was built to pair
with this motor to provide both quick kick-downs into power as well
as grand touring overdrive comfort. Add in power steering and
four-wheel power disc brakes, and this specialty Benz knows how to
be a speedy and comfortable machine.
Complete with maintenance records and owner's manual, this 500E is
a true modern classic. So if you like both collecting and driving,
this one has the pedigree and condition you demand. Call now!