Limousines of the series 124
Mercedes-Benz type 300 E
Type 300 E 
Name 300 E 
Name Mercedes-Benz type 300 E 
Short name 300 E 
Model W 124 E 30 
Production 04.84/04.85 - 08.89 
Number produced altogether 258.063 (until 11.92) 
Comments concerning the production period begin of production - pre-production batch / main production - end of production 
Prices 12.84: 44.004,00 DM 04.85: 45.303,60 DM 09.85: 46.101,60 DM 12.85: 46.945,20 DM 09.86: 51.528,00 DM 06.87: 53.067,00 DM 02.88: 54.264,00 DM 09.88: 54.606,00 DM 02.89: 55.746,00 DM 
Wheelbase 2800 mm 
Track rear/front 1497/1488 mm 
Length 4740 mm 
Width 1740 mm 
Height 1446 mm; since 11.88: 1431 mm 
Smallest turning circle 11,2 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 1860 kg; since 12.86: 1890 kg; since 12.88: 1910 kg 
Max. front axle weight 890 kg; since 12.86: 905 kg; since 12.88: 910 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 970 kg; since 12.86: 985 kg; since 12.88: 1000 kg 
Max. load 520 kg 
Max. trailer weight braked 1500 kg; since 05.89: 1900 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 705 kg; since 12.86: 720 kg; since 12.88: 730 kg 
Weight empty 1340 kg; since 12.86: 1370 kg; since 12.88: 1390 kg 
According to guideline DIN 70020 (with fuel, spare wheel and tool equipment) 
Operating method four-stroke Otto (w/ manifold-injection; emission control device w/ three-way catalyst since 09.85 on demand, since 09.86 standard) 
Configuration front, parallel; upright 
Type M 103 E 30 / 103.980; since 09.85: 103.983 
No. of cylinder/configuration 6 / in line; 15? inclination to the right 
Bore x stroke 88,5 x 80,25 mm 
Total displacement 2962 ccm (tax classification: 2932 ccm) 
Compression ratio 10,0 (ECE-version); since 09.85: 9,2 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 190 hp / 140 kW at 5600 /min (ECE-version); since 09.85:~188 hp / 138 kW (with catalyst 180 hp / 132 kW) at 5700 /min 
Maximum torque 260 Nm at 4250 /min (ECE-version);~since 09.85: 260 Nm (with catalyst 255 Nm) at 4400 /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 transistor ignition (ECE-version); since 09.85: el. 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, on demand with antilock device (since 09.86 standard);~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 
Tyres 195/65 VR 15 

Skrzynie biegów tego modelu (gearbox and performance):

Limousines of the series 124
Mercedes-Benz type 300 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 3,07 
Maximum speed 230 km/h (ECE-Version);~from 09.85: 228 km/h (with catalyzer 225 km/h) 
Accelerations 7,9 s (ECE-Version); from 09.85: 7,9 s (with catalyzer 8,1 s) 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 6,5/8,3/12,1 l (ECE-Version);~from 09.85: 6,8/8,7/12,7 l (w. catalyzer 7,1/9,1/13,2 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 300 E
Gearbox 4-speed autom. gear shift 
Availability by request (until 09.88) 
Shifting Switch lever in car center 
Clutch hydr. torque converter in autom. gear 
Type of gearbox Planet gear 
Synchromesh gears  
Gear transmission I. 3,68; II. 2,41; III. 1,44; IV. 1,0; R. 5,14 
Differential ratio 3,07 
Maximum speed 225 km/h (ECE-Version);~from 09.85: 223 km/h (with catalyzer 220 km/h) 
Accelerations 8,3 s (ECE-Version); from 09.85: 8,2 s (with catalyzer 8,5 s) 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 8,0/9,6/11,9 l (ECE-Version);~from 09.85: 8,3/10,0/12,8 l (w. catalyzer 8,6/10,4/13,3 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 300 E
Gearbox 4-speed autom. gear shift 
Availability by request (from 09.88) 
Shifting Switch lever in car center 
Clutch hydr. torque converter in autom. gear 
Type of gearbox Planet gear 
Synchromesh gears  
Gear transmission I. 3,87; II. 2,25; III. 1,44; IV. 1,0; R. 5,59 
Differential ratio 3,07 
Maximum speed 223 km/h (with catalyzer 220 km/h) 
Accelerations 8,2 s (with catalyzer 8,5 s) 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 8,3/10,0/12,8 l (w. catalyzer 8,6/10,4/13,3 l) 
acc. to guideline 80/1268/EWG; values for 90 km/h / 120 km/h / city cycle