Engine Mercedes M113 E55

The Mercedes M113 engine was produced from 1997 to 2007 (in fact, it is still being produced, but it is already being installed on SsangYong Actyon cars) and has established itself as a reliable engine with a resource margin much higher than calculated. This is a very light, compact and powerful motor, but it retains almost all the problems of its predecessor, the M112.

The V8-family includes: M113 E43, M113 E50, M113 E55, M119 E42, M119 E50, M119 E60, M156, M157, M177, M273, M278.


Production years 1997-2007
Displacement, cc 5439
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 347 – 400 (M 113 E 55 AMG)
476 – 582 (M 113 E 55 ML AMG)
Torque output, Nm 510 – 530 (M 113 E 55 AMG)
700 – 800 (M 113 E 55 ML AMG)
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 97
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 11.0 – 11.3 (M 113 E 55 AMG)
10.5 (M 113 E 55 ML AMG)
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no (M 113 E 55 AMG)
kompressor (M 113 E 55 ML AMG)
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 196

Disadvantages of the M113 E55 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.

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