Engine Mercedes M119 E42

Engine Mercedes M119 E42

V-shaped 8-cylinder engine M119 E42 with a volume of 4.2 or 5.0 liters. The engine had two camshafts in each cylinder head and four valves per cylinder. On these engines, the intake camshaft was equipped with an electro-hydraulic clutch to change the valve timing. The phase change took place without smooth adjustment – only two extreme positions (“earlier” – “later”).


Manufacturer Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt Plant
Also called M119
Production years 1991-1998
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 78.9
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Compression ratio 10
Displacement, cc 4196
Power output, hp 272/5700
Torque output, Nm / rpm 400/3900
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 1
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for S420 W140)
— 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 8.0
Amount of engine oil for replacement, liter ~6.5
Oil change interval, km 7000-10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~90
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


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