W124 500TE - Lets do this!

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So what next ? Perhaps a 600TE , with the M120 V12 ??

There have been a few W124 V12 conversions
 

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The photos are not displaying for me in this thread. What a pity. Sounds like a great project.
 

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What an engine! I was wondering what it weighs and what that does to the handling, but then on reflection the 300 diesel was probably a hefty engine too as diesel blocks normally weight much more than petrol. My car has a lower kerb weight than the E350CDI according to the manual.
 

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What an engine! I was wondering what it weighs and what that does to the handling, but then on reflection the 300 diesel was probably a hefty engine too as diesel blocks normally weight much more than petrol. My car has a lower kerb weight than the E350CDI according to the manual.
With Mercedes , the petrol and Diesel blocks are normally the same ( bottom end at least ) with just a different crankshaft ( I know for example the OM606 is based on the M104 and the weights are 463lb vs 441lb respectively .

The M120 , being basically two M104s joined together , weighs in at 654 lb . so a fair bit more .
 

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