The first version in the M119 family of engines, developed in 1989 and occupying a place between the younger M119 E42 and the sports M119 E60 AMG and M199 E63 AMG. The purpose of this engine is to replace the ancient M117 with a displacement of 5 liters. The new power unit used an aluminum cylinder block with a camber of 90°, light-alloy pistons, forged connecting rods. The block is covered with two heads of the same material, two camshafts and 16 valves each. The M119 cylinder head uses a variable valve timing system on the intake shafts and hydraulic valve clearance compensators.
The V8-family includes: M113 E43, M113 E50, M113 E55, M119 E42, M119 E50, M119 E60, M157, M273, M278.
|Power output, hp/rpm||320/5600
|Torque output, Nm/rpm||470/3900
|Cylinder block||aluminum V8|
|Block head||aluminum 32v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||96.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Phase regulator||at the intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Mercedes S-Class S500 1997)
|Engine lifespan, km||~450 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Mercedes CL-Class C140 in 1992 – 1999;
- Mercedes E-Class W124 in 1991 – 1995; E-Class W210 in 1995 – 1999;
- Mercedes S-Class W140 in 1991 – 1998;
- Mercedes SL-Class R129 in 1989 – 1998.
Disadvantages of the M119 E50 engine
- One of the most reliable engines in its class rarely worries owners.
- The weak point of the motor is the timing chain, often it stretches to 120,000 km.
- The impressive weight of the power unit negatively affects the resource of its pillows.
- Often plastic connectors for oil supply to hydraulic lifters require replacement.
- On all E-class models, the engine compartment wiring cracks quite quickly.