Engine Mercedes M119 E60

The Mercedes M119 E60 V8 engine with a volume of 6.0 liters was produced from 1989 to 1999 and was installed on a number of top models of the German concern, such as the W124, W140 and R129. There were several more powerful modifications of the AMG engine with a volume of 6.1 – 6.4 liters.

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


Production years 1989-1999
Displacement, cc 5956
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 374 – 381
Torque output, Nm 550 – 580
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 100
Piston stroke, mm 94.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive double-row chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Engine lifespan, km ~500 000
Weight, kg 205

Disadvantages of the M119 E60 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.

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