The V8 series of Mercedes M113 engines with a volume of 4.3 was produced from 1997 to 2008 and was installed on the largest and most expensive cars of the concern, such as W211, W219, W220 and W251. There were even more powerful engine modifications with a volume of 5.0 and 5.4 liters for AMG models.
The V8-family includes: M113 E43, M113 E50, M113 E55, M119 E42, M119 E50, M119 E60, M157, M273, M278.
|Power output, hp||272 – 306|
|Torque output, Nm||390 – 410|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V8|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89.9|
|Piston stroke, mm||84|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mercedes S500 2004)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Mercedes C-Class W202 in 1997 – 2001;
- Mercedes CL-Class in 1999 – 2008;
- Mercedes CLK-Class C208 in 1998 – 2002; CLK-Class C209 in 2002 – 2006;
- Mercedes CLS-Class W219 in 2004 – 2006;
- Mercedes G-Class W463 in 1998 – 2008;
- Mercedes ML-Class W163 in 1999 – 2005; ML-Class W164 in 2005 – 2007;
- Mercedes S-Class W220 in 1998 – 2005;
- Mercedes SL-Class R230 in 2001 – 2006;
- SsangYong Chairman 2 (W) in 2008 – 2017.
Disadvantages of the M113 E43 engine
- The main problem of the power units of this family is the huge oil consumption.
- The main cause of the oil burner is usually hardened valve stem seals.
- Due to contamination of the crankcase ventilation, the lubricant presses through gaskets or seals.
- Also, the source of leaks is often the oil filter housing and heat exchanger.
- Another branded engine failure is the destruction of the crankshaft pulley.