DT: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E

We are pleased to present this highly sought after 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E finished in Black Pearl Metallic over black leather.  In a legendary automotive collaboration, Mercedes enlisted the help of Porsche to reengineer the W124 platform for high-performance using a large 5.0 L V8 borrowed from the 500SL model along with the corresponding tuning of the drivetrain and suspension.  This European-market example is said to have spent time in Japan before eventually being imported to the United States.  It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Alabama with approximately 124k kilometers (77k miles) showing on the odometer, accompanied by original books, service records from Japan, and a clean title.

This example is finished in Black Pearl Metallic with dark grey lower cladding.  The condition of the paint is depicted in the photo gallery and the seller reports that ceramic coating was recently applied over the full exterior.  Hand-assembled using Mercedes parts at Porsche’s Rössle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, the 500E is distinguishable from the standard W124 by its aggressive stance, flared fenders, side skirts, front valence, and 18” AMG Monoblock wheels.  This particular example features European-market lighting and Yokohama Advan Sport tires.

Inside, the cabin is trimmed in black leather with burl wood veneers throughout.  Factory features consist of a sunroof, power-operated and heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a power rear sunshade.  An aftermarket wooden gear selector knob has been installed along with a Pioneer radio.  The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

The SL500-sourced M119 5.0 L V8 DOHC engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission.  The large disc brakes and 4-piston calipers were also sourced from the SL and Porsche specially tuned the suspension for a lower and more responsive ride.  322 HP and 354 lb.-ft of torque are sent to the rear wheels allowing for an impressive 0-60 time of under 5.5 seconds.  This example is said to have been fitted with a RennTech transmission shift valve and intake plenum.  An oil service was recently performed and this 500E is described to be in excellent operating condition.


This sale will include owner’s manuals, records from Japan, the original roadside warning triangle, and a clean title.  The Mercedes-Benz 500E is a truly desirable item in the collector car world, and this European-market 1992 example is no exception.

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  • dcanepar 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,750

  • wilkenspat 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,500

  • dcanepar 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • wilkenspat 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • dcanepar 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • wilkenspat 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • dcanepar 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • ggride 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • mgarciagtz 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • ehd911 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Monterey486 Thank you; this is a very special car. In addition to the Pcar write-up; a few key points:

    - Limited production 500E; hand built by Porsche in Stuttgart
    - 5.0L V8 with 322hp/354 lb-ft
    - Mercedes Specs 0-60: 5.5 sec - Top Speed: 162mph
    - Fastest Production 4 Door Sedan in 1992
    - Referred to as a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
    - Air Suspension
    - Low Miles (76k)
    - Excellent Condition in every facet (exterior, interior & mechanically)
    - Original Paint (only one panel has been touched)
    - Seat, Carpet and Dash are "like new"
    - Renntech Muffler
    - Renntech Intake Plenum
    - Renntech Transmission Shift Valve (for quicker downshifts)
    - All OEM Parts with car
    - Refinished 18" Monoblock AMG Wheels
    - Recent Brake Rotors & Pads
    - Recent Paint Correction
    - Recent Ceramic Coating w/5-year Warranty
    - Needs Nothing

  • Windtakenout 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Monterey486 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Well. This car is special. Surely can make changes as per punch list if you wish or enjoy this Icon and do a few things here and there. GL2ALL

  • Peeps 1 monthago

    Be sure to check out the "Punch list"(tm) and vehicle history over on the 500E forum.


  • cesaro401 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    This exact car just went RNM on BaT earlier this week and also included a complete parts car. Curious to see what it will fetch on this forum. GLWTA

  • texasrudy (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    This car just screams Yakuza mob boss! I love it!

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DT: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E
Buy Now: $40,000 Final Bid: $30,750