Limousines of the series 124
Mercedes-Benz type 260 E
Type 260 E 
Name 260 E 
Name Mercedes-Benz type 260 E 
Short name 260 E 
Model W 124 E 26 
Production 09.89 - 10.92 
Number produced altogether 154.391 (since 08.84) 
Comments concerning the production period  
Prices 09.89: 52.497,00 DM 01.90: 53.637,00 DM 10.90: 55.119,00 DM 06.91: 56.715,00 DM 02.92: 58.425,00 DM 
Wheelbase 2800 mm 
Track rear/front 1501/1491 mm ("Sportline": 1518/1509 mm) 
Length 4740 mm 
Width 1740 mm 
Height 1428 mm ("Sportline": 1411 mm) 
Smallest turning circle 11,27 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 1940 kg; since 02.92: 1990 kg 
Max. front axle weight 930 kg; since 02.92: 960 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 1010 kg; since 02.92: 1030 kg 
Max. load 520 kg; since 02.92: 570 kg 
Max. trailer weight braked 1900 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 730 kg; since 02.92: 745 kg 
Weight empty 1420 kg 
According to guideline DIN 70020 (with fuel, spare wheel and tool equipment) 
Operating method four-stroke Otto (w/ manifold-injection and emission control device w/ three-way catalyst) 
Configuration front, parallel; upright 
Type M 103 E 26 / 103.940 
No. of cylinder/configuration 6 / in line; 15? inclination to the right 
Bore x stroke 82,9 x 80,2 mm 
Total displacement 2597 ccm 
Compression ratio 9,2 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 160 hp / 118 kW at 5800 /min 
Maximum torque 220 Nm at 4600 /min 
No. of valves/configuration 1 intake, 1 exhaust / V-shaped overhead 
Valve operation top camshaft 
Camshaft drive simple roller-type chain 
Mixture formation manifold-injection, mechano-electronically controlled~(Bosch KE-Jetronic) 
Cooling water cooling / pump; 9 l water 
Lubrication pressure circulation lubrication / 6 l oil 
Electric system 12 V 
Battery 62 Ah / in the engine compartment 
Dynamo three-phase AC / 980 W 
Starter motor electrical / 1,7 kW 
Ignition electronic ignition system 
Fuel tank above the rear axle / 70 l 
Fuel supply electric supply pump 
Driven whells rear wheels 
Power transmission divided cardan shaft 
Frame desing self-supporting all-steel body 
Wheel suspension front triangle-wishbone / shock-absorber strut 
Wheel suspension rear multilink suspension, on demand with hydropneumatic level control 
Suspension front coil springs, torsion bar stabilizer 
Suspension rear coil springs, torsion bar type stabilizer 
Damper gas-pressure shock absorber struts / gas-pressure damper 
Steering ball-and-nut power steering 
Steering transm ratio 15,44:1 / 3 steering wheel turns 
Breaking system braking system 
Breaking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit and antilock device;~disc brakes front (intern. ventilated) and rear 
Parking breake parking brake 
Parking breake mechanical (foot-operated), effective on rear wheels 
Diamatre brake discs front / rear: 284 / 258 mm 
Wheels sheet steel-disc wheels, on demand light-alloy disc wheels 
Wheels rims 6 1/2 J x 15 H 2; for sports suspension: 7 J x 15 H 2 
Tyres 195/65 R 15 91 V; for sports suspension: 205/60 ZR 15 

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Limousines of the series 124
Mercedes-Benz type 260 E
Gearbox 5-speed gear shift 
Availability Series 
Shifting Feed control 
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch 
Type of gearbox Pinion change gear 
Synchromesh gears I - V 
Gear transmission I. 3,86; II. 2,18; III. 1,38; IV. 1,0; V. 0,80; R. 4,22 
Differential ratio 3,92 
Maximum speed 215 km/h 
Accelerations 9,8 s 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 8,0/10,1/14,5 l 
acc. to guideline 80/1268/EWG; values for 90 km/h / 120 km/h / city cycle 
Limousines of the series 124
Mercedes-Benz type 260 E
Gearbox 4-speed autom. gear shift 
Availability by request 
Shifting Switch lever in car center 
Clutch hydr. torque converter in autom. gear 
Type of gearbox Planet gear 
Synchromesh gears  
Gear transmission I. 4,25; II. 2,41; III. 1,49; IV. 1,0; R. 5,67 
Differential ratio 3,27 
Maximum speed 210 km/h 
Accelerations 9,8 s 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 8,5/10,3/12,9 l (w. catalyzer 8,5/10,3/12,9 l 
acc. to guideline 80/1268/EWG; values for 90 km/h / 120 km/h / city cycle