The W124 Mercedes 500E was the world's most perfect sedan | Revelations with Jason Cammisa | Ep. 05

2021-ж., 15-апр.
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There are a lot of misconceptions about the Porsche-built W124 Mercedes 500E, and Jason explains why the 500E and E500 was NOT a Porsche sports sedan with a Mercedes badge. First off, there's not a single Porsche part on the car.
Porsche Engineering Services helped with reengineering the W124's engine compartment to fit in the 32-valve, 4-cam M119 V-8 - for both the 400E and the 500E.
But the 500E doesn't use the same V-8 as the 500SL. It needed shorter connecting rods so that it fit in the same physical space as the 4.2-liter 400E - this way only one structural variant needed to be produced.
The 400E was a response to the Lexus LS400. Why do you think it wasn't called a 420E?
Porsche also did the engineering to bolt up wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension components from the wider and heavier R129 500SL and W124 500SEL. That necessitated fender flares so wide that the 500E didn't fit down the regular W124 production line in Sindelfingen.
For both models, Porsche performed the physical modifications to Mercedes-built W124 chassis, and sent them back to Sindelfingen for paint. The 400E remained there, but because of its width, the 500E was sent back to Porsche, which assembled the 500E at a second Zuffenhausen factory.
With Bruno Sacco's revolutionary looks, aerodynamics, obsession with safety, and Mercedes build quality and engineering might, the W124 was certainly among the best (and most expensive) sedans in the world.
Still is. It's close to perfect. But it's not a Porsche Sports Sedan.

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  • Jason, this is content you were born to create. Poor man’s Ryan Reynolds anyone? + as an enthusiast who came of age in the 90’s this car remains a pinnacle and I will boot myself for not buying one for 20k with 40000 miles

    J MillsJ Mills2 саат мурун
  • lovely driving this masterpiece

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  • I worked at a Mercedes Benz dealership for over 19 years (starting in 1988). The500E was an awesome car and fun to drive. The video says no Porsche parts, but I remember standing at the parts counter as they ordered transmission parts from Porsche for a 500E. My friend who still works there had one. He always floored it when we went to lunch. Good times.

    Edward KokolEdward Kokol2 саат мурун
  • Gave the thumbs up just for the title

    alan Qtrmainealan Qtrmaine5 саат мурун
  • Thank you Mercedes-Benz for lobbying ($$$) U.S. congress in '88 and passing the Vehicle Safety Compliance Act.

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  • Perfect in the making, also for your mechanic

    Terence ChengTerence Cheng14 саат мурун
  • My Dad had the 300E 1986, He bought it brand new , This car is indeed the perfect 4 door sedan, built like a tank, straight 6 engine, german engineering at it's finest, very comfortable ride, My dad donated the car in 2015 with 267K miles . Lots of memories

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  • I own a showroom 1990 300ce24V: a 3.0 litre six straight engine providing some lovely and smooth 232 HP with catalytic converter: it was around the time when in the US most of the V8 5 litres were giving some 140 HP at their best. Is that correct? All the stuff, accessories and amenities you are enthusiast about in this car, were standard in mine too. No miracle just for your 500E but "standard fitting" for any top of class models of the period.

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    032HULK032HULK2 күн мурун
  • Lexus LS400 > Mercedes 500E

    DDOT EELDDOT EEL2 күн мурун
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    James CopseyJames Copsey2 күн мурун
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    Original JOriginal J2 күн мурун
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    kmcbatch2017 kmckmcbatch2017 kmc2 күн мурун
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  • Ls400 is a better machine. Change my mind

    Joe MJoe M2 күн мурун
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    Tomas TylecekTomas Tylecek2 күн мурун
  • W126 500 is better!

    Mr AutospecMr Autospec2 күн мурун
  • A lot of these w124 went well over 1M km as taxi cars here in europe

    JVAJVA2 күн мурун
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  • lol ... "the Lexus was better" ...

    Rick SimonRick Simon3 күн мурун
    • @dreadsasho I am pretty sure I was making fun of exactly that claim. In reality, the BMWs and Mercedes were still the better cars, but at a price that was outrageous considering the price of the LS400.

      Rick SimonRick Simon2 күн мурун
    • There was nothing even remotely as good as the LS400 when it got released. It introduced way too many "firsts" in terms of technology, reliability and features. BMW's chief engineer got fired because of the Lexus and Mercedes lost a big chunk of the luxury market share which never recovered back to this day.

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