3k: Ball Peen Hammer: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E

The W124 Mercedes-Benz chassis was the first Benz given the official
E-Class nomenclature and one of the final pre-Daimler/Chrysler
era cars to come from Stuttgart before the inevitable decline and fall
of Germany’s greatest automotive empire.  These cars are nearing 20
years old, but still feel/drive/look modern, and will still be driving their owners around
long after the current batch of oddly styled banker-mobiles have been left to rust at pick-a-parts
around the world.  Find this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E currently bidding for $2,851 on ebay with a few hours to go, located in Altamonte Springs, FL.  Tip from Sloth.

The W124 that everyone talks about is the 500E “Hammer,” but the 400E offers slightly less performance from its 4.2 liter V8 (vs the 5.0 in the Hammer) but all of the same E-Class…class.   The 400E offers all of the luxury and autobahn comfort with an engine that is much cheaper to repair/replace.

The 400E is powered by a 32 valve dual-overhead-cam 4.2 liter version of the M119 that puts out 275 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque.  The only transmission available for the US market was a 4-speed slushbox, but the foolish part of me imagines there is a 5-speed manual available from Europe that would just bolt into this thing…

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