Engine Mercedes M112 E32

The Mercedes M112 E32 engine was developed in 1997 to replace the old E32 engine from the M104 series. The main difference between the new series and the old one was that now the motors became V-shaped with a breakup angle of 90 degrees.

The V6-family includes: M112 E24, M112 E26, M112 E28, M112 E32, M112 E37, M272 E25, M272 E30, M272 E35, M276 DE30, M276 DE35.

The move away from the in-line arrangement of the cylinders allowed the engine to be made more compact and to unify 6- and 8-cylinder engines as much as possible, which, in turn, made it possible to install both series of engines in the same car models. To reduce the weight of the engine, instead of a cast iron block, Mercedes engineers decided to use an aluminum alloy block, and the liners of each cylinder were made of silumin. To reduce the inertial forces in the engine block, a balancer shaft was provided along the cylinder banks.


Production years 1997-2007
Displacement, cc 3199
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 190 – 224 (M 112 E 32)
354 (M 112 E 32 ML)
Torque output, Nm 270 – 315 (M 112 E 32)
450 (M 112 E 32 ML)
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 18v
Cylinder bore, mm 89.9
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 10.0 (M 112 E 32)
9.0 (M 112 E 32 ML)
Features no (M 112 E 32)
intercooler (M 112 E 32 ML)
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator yes
Turbocharging no (M 112 E 32)
compressor (M 112 E 32 ML)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for E320 W211)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 160

Disadvantages of the M112 E32 engine

  • The signature failure of this series of engines is the destruction of the crankshaft pulley.
  • The remaining engine problems are somehow related to increased oil consumption.
  • Due to contamination of the crankcase ventilation, grease creeps out from under the gaskets and seals.
  • The main cause of oil burnout here is usually in hardened valve stem seals.
  • Lubrication leak points are also the oil filter housing and heat exchanger.

1 thought on “Engine Mercedes M112 E32”

  1. Hello I have a, SL 320 from 1999 with the M112 engine and I am trying to get a certification from Mercedes in Spain that is Euro 4 with no much luck.
    My engine is an M112.943, and E32
    Do you know where I can get it?


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