The W124 Mercedes 500E was the world's most perfect sedan | Revelations with Jason Cammisa | Ep. 05

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There are a lot of misconceptions about the Porsche-built W124 Mercedes 500E, and Jason explains why the 500E and E500 was NOT a Porsche sports sedan with a Mercedes badge. First off, there's not a single Porsche part on the car.
Porsche Engineering Services helped with reengineering the W124's engine compartment to fit in the 32-valve, 4-cam M119 V-8 - for both the 400E and the 500E.
But the 500E doesn't use the same V-8 as the 500SL. It needed shorter connecting rods so that it fit in the same physical space as the 4.2-liter 400E - this way only one structural variant needed to be produced.
The 400E was a response to the Lexus LS400. Why do you think it wasn't called a 420E?
Porsche also did the engineering to bolt up wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension components from the wider and heavier R129 500SL and W124 500SEL. That necessitated fender flares so wide that the 500E didn't fit down the regular W124 production line in Sindelfingen.
For both models, Porsche performed the physical modifications to Mercedes-built W124 chassis, and sent them back to Sindelfingen for paint. The 400E remained there, but because of its width, the 500E was sent back to Porsche, which assembled the 500E at a second Zuffenhausen factory.
With Bruno Sacco's revolutionary looks, aerodynamics, obsession with safety, and Mercedes build quality and engineering might, the W124 was certainly among the best (and most expensive) sedans in the world.
Still is. It's close to perfect. But it's not a Porsche Sports Sedan.

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xnreyescj Саат мурун
Thank you Mercedes-Benz for lobbying ($$$) U.S. congress in '88 and passing the Vehicle Safety Compliance Act.
Ghoosh Wen
Ghoosh Wen 2 саат мурун
I love boxy car design
Andy Hills
Andy Hills 3 саат мурун
Two words Vauxhalls lotus carlton.
Terence Cheng
Terence Cheng 4 саат мурун
Perfect in the making, also for your mechanic
Cesar Abraham
Cesar Abraham 5 саат мурун
My Dad had the 300E 1986, He bought it brand new , This car is indeed the perfect 4 door sedan, built like a tank, straight 6 engine, german engineering at it's finest, very comfortable ride, My dad donated the car in 2015 with 267K miles . Lots of memories
dbernstein85 5 саат мурун
Haha silly video everyone knows the e38 was the greatest sedan
Tony Curtis Blondell
Tony Curtis Blondell 6 саат мурун
Best car video, lol
Simon F
Simon F 6 саат мурун
Cute dressing gown.
Mohammad Al Fattal
Mohammad Al Fattal 6 саат мурун
Mercedes was the best by miles and miles ahead of anyone Now you can argue about it being still the best, but barely
Gene Smith
Gene Smith 7 саат мурун
GO to the source- Buy a PORSCHE.
Siddhesh Mhatre
Siddhesh Mhatre 7 саат мурун
Great film. 400E and 500E are still gorgeous even today.
Very good video
no taboos
no taboos 8 саат мурун
No airbags. Instantly obsolete.
LoneWolfSigma 8 саат мурун
Mercedes today..Bring your wallet for repairs. Lexus reliability is far superior than Mercedes. If you love having your wallet raped. to FIT IN with the Mercedes and BMWs....and that is just for them to scan your vehicle with their special scan tools.
Pistonburner 9 саат мурун
Perfect? That old automatic transmission alone makes it totally impossible.
Sgt. Tom
Sgt. Tom 10 саат мурун
It came up on the right side as proposition. Man ow man, it was so good that i just clicked full screen mode, sat back and watched to the last second. It reminded me of good old times of holy trinity, the top gear. Hats off.
marshalllucky 10 саат мурун
what if you got a popped tire? what then?
AeRoTR 12 саат мурун
I could not stop watching, very good job !
josava1 12 саат мурун
It’s Right up there with the GOAT - Lexus Ls400
Tim Tv Please
Tim Tv Please 13 саат мурун
Very enjoyable video. Glad it came out of no where to Me. Feeling confident sitting in my Sprinter!
Parvez A K Khan
Parvez A K Khan 13 саат мурун
My all time favourite W123 and W124
bozukbeyin 15 саат мурун
This is great content man! Thank you.
Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson 16 саат мурун
Can the mexican presenting the video wear normal clothes and quit the classical music
Math is not for the faint of heart
Math is not for the faint of heart 17 саат мурун
And then Lexus came with the LS400. Boy, were they upset at MB, Audi and BMW. But I do admit that the Kathedral (W140) demands respect
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Alisio Rocchi 21 саат мурун
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Tom Cunningham 22 саат мурун
He looks like Jimmy kimmel
C S 22 саат мурун
Patriotic Indus
Patriotic Indus 23 саат мурун
HAGERTY is the best channel on KGglobal
Mark Lydon
Mark Lydon Күн мурун
An Italian obsessed with safety????? That must have been a one off.
sexphisto Күн мурун
gRosh08 Күн мурун
Well Done Hagerty!
Khanya Luthando Ngobo
Khanya Luthando Ngobo Күн мурун
I don't dispute its a great car, but really Mercedes fan boys.. You have to give credit where it's due, Porsche designed and engineered the engine and portions of the body, only Porsche and Audi has the most Le Mans wins, this engine won the PE Mans because it's a Porsche engineered engine not Mercedes. Between Merc, Audi and BMW.. Audi will forever have the better engines. Though this is an impeccable car but give credit where it's due honesty won't kill
Al Ks Mercedes
Al Ks Mercedes Күн мурун
You don’t know it in till you try it
Norse Viking Æsir
Norse Viking Æsir Күн мурун
Too bad the driving footage was shite, rigid mount the camera next time so people can appreciate body roll, etc..
nestoavila Күн мурун
Lol Derek Tamhyphen Scott lol
Norse Viking Æsir
Norse Viking Æsir Күн мурун
I want to see it in an actual wind tunnel and come up with that coefficient of drag.
mercedesbenzformula1 Күн мурун
One of my favorite cars ever!
Hemo A.H.
Hemo A.H. Күн мурун
drove the w124 300e for college. Brilliant and still holds up but be prepared for insane bills.
Geri Күн мурун
I have a w124 250D and all i can say is the more i try other new cars the more im convinced of what masterpiece they have built.
Wefixanything Күн мурун
Next one is BMW e60..
Q Күн мурун
I had one. Yes the best ever built.
Peter Forte
Peter Forte Күн мурун
I want!!!
Shrek Wazowski
Shrek Wazowski Күн мурун
zoomer46 zoomer46
zoomer46 zoomer46 Күн мурун
to be honest when i drove an 500e w124 i thought it felt a bit slow, later on i got a s210 e55 which felt way faster, 500e an over hyped saloon in my opinion.
JD Mosley
JD Mosley Күн мурун
You spelled "WRX STi" wrong.
Nick Adams
Nick Adams Күн мурун
The host is such annoying a hole
joesaric1 Күн мурун
But whyyyyyyyy again ??
Surfman Күн мурун
Ls400 is better tho.
PGC Күн мурун
I own a showroom 1990 300ce24V: a 3.0 litre six straight engine providing some lovely and smooth 232 HP with catalytic converter: it was around the time when in the US most of the V8 5 litres were giving some 140 HP at their best. Is that correct? All the stuff, accessories and amenities you are enthusiast about in this car, were standard in mine too. No miracle just for your 500E but "standard fitting" for any top of class models of the period.
Antonio Bonvecchio
Antonio Bonvecchio Күн мурун
datti na calmata che è una merda di auto come le altre
Live Life
Live Life Күн мурун
It is a MercySadie. Mercy Sadie, the darn thing wont start again. I can still hear father to this day.
Ben Bond
Ben Bond Күн мурун
And then, as has probably already been mentioned, there was the beastly W124 V12.
Matt Hunter
Matt Hunter Күн мурун
2003 E46 328i ZLP sport package is best sedan ever
CCOCCARO Күн мурун
Jason...why no love for the W124 M119 4.2L? Those cars didn't have the short gearing so they were capable of being faster, if not quicker. While I don't dare drive my 27 year old '94 E420 like you did the 500, it still delivers the goods. Two wishes: Mercedes-Benz would offer more support for the OBD I cars and a glove box. MBNA spun the barrel reducing the W124 price by $10K in 1993 to chase Lexus wisely. I doubt the accountants would let that kind of currency hedge happen today.
Emerson Galvao
Emerson Galvao Күн мурун
My grandfather bought this car in Toronto Ontario sent it across the sea and now sits in his house in Portugal. It's a s*** engine it can barely make up a hill he has a diesel
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Ty Kit
Ty Kit Күн мурун
Is this the car for the nurburgring lap in granturismo 4?
4390100 Күн мурун
We had a Diesel version and it lasted until 500,000 kilos with no big maintenance bills, never had one here that lasted that long, even the Toyota's here don't get over 350,000 and that last one is usually the longer lasting one.
William Adams
William Adams Күн мурун
Property does not have rights. People have rights. The right to enjoy property without unlawful deprivation.
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Bitcoin is obviously the new digital gold.
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James Cardio Күн мурун
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Steuern MitKopf
Steuern MitKopf Күн мурун
@Goerge Jones This isn't ignorance but because of unprofessional brokers in the stock market.
Goerge Jones
Goerge Jones Күн мурун
The crystal is clear why most people lavish in poverty due to ignorance.
goarif1 Күн мурун
Can compete even todays car
Jd White
Jd White Күн мурун
❤️ my e-63 I've soul crushed so many two door zipperheads....all while the ac is cranking and my seat message going.😃
1a Күн мурун
i want this beauty.
azharudheen S
azharudheen S Күн мурун
Powerful presentation..
The-bro-jason Күн мурун
Those rear head rests are so annoying when they retract
quantumphaser Күн мурун
I had the same engine in my 1990 500SL. Incredible engine.
Rok Baro
Rok Baro 2 күн мурун
For Albanians MB will always be the king of the road 👌
BonuxCouleur 2 күн мурун
I almost bought the 560SEC Series 10 years ago but could not afford the insurance (and I suspect the fuel consumption) but what a car it was especially in this coupe version. With the massive black star logo it looked like a beast, sounded like a beast... Bloody insurance scums.
Your Average Passer-By
Your Average Passer-By 2 күн мурун
This was my grandfather's car. I have good memories of riding shotgun while he drove me around town.
Calisota WGPR
Calisota WGPR 2 күн мурун
hmmm but what about the BMW 850 CSi?
crazycool1128 2 күн мурун
>chunk of plastic over the engine Into the trash it goes
Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith 2 күн мурун
Dude so glad to see you back on the KGglobal
Quivver77 2 күн мурун
@1:00 - "6.3 Litres of Shut up Hippee!" - This guy has a way with words!
032HULK 2 күн мурун
Cuz of 500E we love Taxi 1.
DDOT EEL 2 күн мурун
Lexus LS400 > Mercedes 500E
Scotty MSU
Scotty MSU 2 күн мурун
Nah, my 1988 Honda Accord LXi with pop up head light was my perfect Sedan!
Steel prime King of Dabbleyoo
Steel prime King of Dabbleyoo 2 күн мурун
Engines, to be fully efficient, should be silent, cold and still in the frame (no vibrations).
Rod Dooley
Rod Dooley 2 күн мурун
I have 190E collection,all I could afford but have 2 Cosworths,and 3 Sportlines and an LE .Friend had 500E car ,it was too MUCH !!!
Aditya CEO
Aditya CEO 2 күн мурун
Finest looking car with no cheap electronics!
Infinit01 2 күн мурун
Still a beautiful MB in 2021
James Copsey
James Copsey 2 күн мурун
Thanks for the ride.
Original J
Original J 2 күн мурун
Thanks for helping make my favorite car series, the Lexus LS.
kmcbatch2017 kmc
kmcbatch2017 kmc 2 күн мурун
Roar Christoffersen
Roar Christoffersen 2 күн мурун
A Mercedes that looks like a Mercedes form all angles!! Great. Today , you can't tell some Mercedes from a Mazda or Toyota. Today, most car designers are nothing but clones of each other.
Joe M
Joe M 2 күн мурун
Ls400 is a better machine. Change my mind
Tomas Tylecek
Tomas Tylecek 2 күн мурун
i owned 93 300E, loved the car
Mr Autospec
Mr Autospec 2 күн мурун
W126 500 is better!
JVA 2 күн мурун
A lot of these w124 went well over 1M km as taxi cars here in europe
machedar 2 күн мурун
Also let’s you know how good the Lexus LS400 was !
Kanyanga 2 күн мурун
This popped up on my feed. I've just began falling in love with Mercedes Benz S Class Sedans. Lemmie review this ♥️💯👌
GRM 2 күн мурун
I don't believe a word this guy said compared to BMW at the time, you either own one or listen to this clown, whose obnoxious character sucks anyways.
Globy Boulga
Globy Boulga 2 күн мурун
Cooperation. Instead of corporation.
sanjay dhokia
sanjay dhokia 2 күн мурун
very lively and interesting review, great sense of humor
New Here
New Here 2 күн мурун
I hate ww2 car Manufaktur mraclades prisoner handmade
Emil Søbølle
Emil Søbølle 2 күн мурун
Okay, so here’s my nasty comment 😎 The Best Or Nothing ⭐️👌🏻❤️
Josef Christoph Rosel
Josef Christoph Rosel 2 күн мурун
Calling an E Class A compact is one of the most hilarious things I have heard. But really nice presentation of this glorious car!
Rick Simon
Rick Simon 2 күн мурун
lol ... "the Lexus was better" ...
Rick Simon
Rick Simon 2 күн мурун
@dreadsasho I am pretty sure I was making fun of exactly that claim. In reality, the BMWs and Mercedes were still the better cars, but at a price that was outrageous considering the price of the LS400.
dreadsasho 2 күн мурун
There was nothing even remotely as good as the LS400 when it got released. It introduced way too many "firsts" in terms of technology, reliability and features. BMW's chief engineer got fired because of the Lexus and Mercedes lost a big chunk of the luxury market share which never recovered back to this day.
Arne Ahlert
Arne Ahlert 2 күн мурун
Funny that they keep calling it a „compact“.
Stijn 4
Stijn 4 2 күн мурун
It's compact from the perspective of an american's ass.
PARAMTRX 2 күн мурун
In the last eight years I've given a dozen boosts to people with my 94 E420, it's always fun to see how they react when I back up to them
PARAMTRX Күн мурун
@CCOCCARO it's black pearl with black leather
CCOCCARO Күн мурун
Drive in good health. I'm gonna do the same in my 94 E420. Mine is smoke silver...yours?
Ivo Bg
Ivo Bg 2 күн мурун
I've wanted one for so damn long and its just getting more and more difficult to find one and they r getting more and more expensive...
Svingarm 2 күн мурун
no no, a mercedes is an old wife car :) it's the worst junk to drive in
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