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, M157, M273, M278.
|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|
|Timing drive||double-row chain|
|Phase regulator||at the intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Engine lifespan, km||~500 000|
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.