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Mercedes Benz 300E Parts and Mercedes Benz 300E Accessories

6 Exciting Facts about the Mercedes Benz 300E

    • The Mercedes Benz 300E is considered by car reviewers and critics as one of the great postwar sedans, and possibly the best luxury sedan of all time. This is because of its bank-vault build quality and the superb ride and handling that make it stand out among its contemporaries. The sedan is also regarded as a good second-hand car even if it is already 12 years of age due to its timeless beauty and functionality.

    • In 1990, the 300E model is part of the Mercedes Benz W124 mid-sized vehicle lineup, which is equipped with a 2.6 liter 160-hp potent engine that could last at least 300,000 to 500,000 km in ordinary use. It was one of the most popular cars in history as it sold more than 100,000 units during its time.

    • The 300E is one of the pioneer models of the Mercedes Benz E class line. E, which stands for "Einspritzung," meaning fuel injection in German. It refers to the powerful W124 chassis that this particular model is equipped with.

    • With 300E's curb weight of 3195 lbs., it was considered to be one of the lightest luxury vehicles ever made, as it is also easy to handle and fun to drive. It boasts of its ability to reach 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds, one of the fastest accelerations during its time. In addition, drivers even describe their 300E experience as resembling a "4-door go-kart" ambiance.

    • A "sportline" option for the W124 chassis cars, including the 1992-93 Mercedes Benz 300E coupe models, was made available in North America. This package included 7" wider wheels, lower profile tires, quick ratio steering, and a smaller steering wheel. Aside from its lowered ride height, it also sported a "Sportline" badge on the front wing moldings and gear knob.

    • The first Mercedes Benz 300E cars were available in either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. It is one of the few cars from its make that has ever been sold in the United States that offered a manual option. However, the production of manual and several automatic transmission 300E vehicles was short-lived.

Mercedes Benz 300E Articles

  • Mercedes Benz 300E Problems

    Regarded by car owners and critics as one of the best luxury sedans of all time, the Mercedes Benz 300E is known for its solid built, fine handling, and light curb weight. Its W-124 chassis made it even more potent with its remarkable record of 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds. The pioneer of the Mercedes E class series, however, also has its own flaws and weaknesses. Here are some of the common problems to watch out for if you have a Mercedes 300E.

    Wiring harness insulation disintegration

    One of the most common problems of the 1993 Mercedes Benz 300E is the failure of its warning harnesses even before the car reaches 100,000 mileage. The sheathing of the copper wires is prone to wear out easily, especially in the front passenger metal footrest area, which could lead to fire or crash since the bare wires are exposed. This has been a common problem to the 1992-95 batch of Mercedes Benz 300E 124, thus, a recall was made to inspect and replace the defective harnesses. The risks of this defect are overheated wires, frequent stalling, and airbag failure.

    Clogged fuel injector

    There were several reports from 1987 Mercedes Benz 300E owners that their vehicles are running rough after they have filled it up with gas. This could be due to the fuel injectors of this model year, which are not tolerant to dirty fuels and are usually prone to clogging. Replacing the defective fuel injectors could be a hassle, but it is the best solution to this problem since there was no recall from the manufacturer pertaining to this issue.

    Viscous fan coupling

    Being stuck in a traffic jam could be a problem for Mercedes 300E drivers. An air flow problem called viscous fan coupling (VFC) often happens when the vehicle is running at high temperature. 300E drivers have been complaining as this particular problem usually results in engine overheating. This could also lead to damaging the other components of the engine assembly.

    The 1992 300E units with automatic slip control feature were recalled by the manufacturer due to a routing problem with the plastic brake-hydraulic hose and the pre-resistor for auxiliary cooling fan. This could lead to overheating and possible fire, when the hose melts and leaks brake fluid into the hot pre-resistor.