Engine Mercedes M104 E30 under the hood

Engine Mercedes M104 E30

The M104 E30 engine had 2 overhead camshafts, with 4 valves per cylinder. The shafts were driven by a roller chain. There was a variable valve timing. As you know, sports cars had such a scheme of all kinematics. Motors Mercedes M104 E30 have proven to be reliable devices (with minor flaws).


Manufacturer Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt Plant
Also called M104
Production years 1989-1993
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 6
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 80.2
Cylinder bore, mm 88.5
Compression ratio 10
Displacement, cc 2960
Power output, hp 220/6400
Torque output, Nm / rpm 265/4600
Fuel type 95
Euro standards
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 0W-30 / 0W-40 / 5W-30 / 5W-40 / 5W-50 / 10W-40 / 10W-50 / 15W-40 / 15W-50
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.5
Amount of engine oil for replacement, liter ~7.0
Oil change interval, km 7000-10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~90
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


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