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Year-to-year changesEdit

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
300D 4DR Sedan E300D 4DR Sedan 1999
300E 2.6L 4DR Sedan 300E 2.8L 4DR Sedan E320 4DR Sedan 2005
300E 3.0L 4DR Sedan
300TE 4DR Wagon E320 4DR Wagon N/A E320 4DR Wagon 2005
N/A 400E 4DR Sedan E420 4DR Sedan E430 4DR Sedan 2002
N/A 500E 4DR Sedan E500 4DR Sedan N/A E55 AMG 2006
300CE 2DR Coupe E320 2DR Coupe N/A 1995
N/A 300CE 2DR Convertible E320 2DR Convertible

1991Edit

The E-Series, also known as the W124, started off in the '90s with completely differently named models. The 2-door coupe was called the 300CE, the 4-door sedan consisted of the 300D, 300E (in either 2.6 or 3.0-liter versions), and the 4-door station wagon as the 300TE.

1992Edit

New E400 and E500 models were introduced in 1992.

1993Edit

A new 300CE convertible was added in 1993.

1994Edit

Like arch-rival BMW, Mercedes-Benz often created a broad range of models out of one basic car by bolting in a variety of equipment and drivetrains. The midsize E-Class was the perfect example. Prices ranged from $41,000 to more than twice that for cars that look very similar. In addition, there were sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible versions.

This meant that E-Class cars, depending on how they were equipped, competed with a wide range of models, including the BMW 540i and 740i, Jaguar XJ6, Lexus LS 400, Infiniti Q45 and Audi A6/S6. The coupe and convertible competed with the Lexus SC 300 and SC 400 and Jaguar XJS.

First up in the 1994 lineup was the E320, which used a 3.2-liter gasoline-burning Six, also with dohc and 4-valve heads. The E320 was available not only as a 4-door sedan (replacing the 300E), but also as a station wagon (replacing the 300TE), a sporty coupe, and a convertible (both replacing the 300CE). There were also two E-Class V8s. The E420, which replaced the E400, had a 275-hp 4.2-liter dohc V8. The top-line E500 was a high-performance, limited-production hot rod that could outrun many expensive sports cars. Not only did it have a 315-hp 5.0-liter V8, but flared fenders and heavy-duty suspension, wheels, tires, gearbox and axles. The E500 ceased production in late 1994, but continued selling through Spring 1995.

1995Edit

Other than the lack of any changes for 1995, a new model was introduced after skipping one model year: the E300D, which was powered by a 3.0-liter 24-valve dohc diesel Six, replacing the old 300D. Thanks to innovative Mercedes-Benz technology, it has been emissions-legal in all 50 states. In addition, Mercedes has raised the prices on all of its E-Class models by $1000 to $1700 for 1995.

Retail pricesEdit

As of September 22, 1993:

  • $40,000 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E300D 4DR Sedan)
  • $42,500 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 4DR Sedan)
  • $46,200 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 4DR Wagon)
  • $51,000 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4DR Sedan)
  • $61,600 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 2DR Coupe)
  • $77,300 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 2DR Convertible)
  • $80,800 (1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 4DR Sedan)

As of June 9, 1994:

  • $41,000 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E300D 4DR Sedan)

As of August 18, 1994:

  • $43,500 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 4DR Sedan)
  • $47,500 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 4DR Wagon)
  • $52,500 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4DR Sedan)
  • $63,000 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 2DR Coupe)
  • $79,000 (1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 2DR Convertible)

As of October 11, 1995:

  • $39,900 (1996 Mercedes-Benz E300D)
  • $43,500 (1996 Mercedes-Benz E320)
  • $49,900 (1996 Mercedes-Benz E420)

SpecificationsEdit

4DR SedanEdit

Model years Trim level Transmission Cylinders Engine Size Drive MPG Horsepower
1995 E300D 4-speed automatic V6 3.0L RWD 26 City/32 Highway 134
1994 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 19 City/25 Highway 217
1995 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 20 City/26 Highway 217
1994-1995 E420 4-speed automatic V8 4.2L RWD 18 City/24 Highway 275
1994 E500 4-speed automatic V8 5.0L RWD 16 City/19 Highway 315

4DR WagonEdit

Model years Trim level Transmission Cylinders Engine Size Drive MPG Horsepower
1994-1995 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 18 City/24 Highway 217

2DR CoupeEdit

Model year Trim level Transmission Cylinders Engine Size Drive MPG Horsepower
1994 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 19 City/25 Highway 217
1995 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 20 City/26 Highway 217

2DR ConvertibleEdit

Model years Trim level Transmission Cylinders Engine Size Drive MPG Horsepower
1994-1995 E320 4-speed automatic V6 3.2L RWD 18 City/23 Highway 217

GalleryEdit

Video ClipsEdit

Mercedes Benz E320 4DR Sedan

Mercedes Benz E320 4DR Sedan

Mercedes Benz E320 4DR Wagon

Mercedes Benz E320 4DR Wagon