Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Original Price: $81,100 - $126,900
Average Auction Sale: $13,527
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Original Price: $79,900 - $123,200
Average Auction Sale: $15,658

Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mercedes-Benz 500E
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E
Average Auction Sale: $35,210
Mercedes-Benz 500E
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E
Produced: 554
Average Auction Sale: $31,565
Mercedes-Benz produced just 1,596 examples of the 500E in 1993. The 500E, built in close cooperation with Porsche, was produced from 1991 through 1994. Each example was hand-built by Porsche. The chassis were transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, German.

Each 500E took 18 days to complete. They were given individual Ricardo seats in the front and rear. The 5-liter, 32 valve, dual overhead cam engine was from the 500SL. With the Bosch LH Jetronic fuel injection system, the car produced 322 horsepower. The 500E came with hydraulic self-leveling suspension, a 2.82:1 differential, ASR, 320mm 4-piston caliper vented front disc brakes from the 500SL, and the SL transmission with the ability to manually start from first gear. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 155 mph and had a redline limit of 6000 RPM. Zero-to-sixty took just 5.5 seconds and they had quarter-mile times of 14.1 seconds at 101 mph.

Other distinguishing features of the 500E was a 1.5 inch wider track, 0.9 inch lower profile, flared fenders, side skirts, front air dam and wide tires

Mercedes-Benz imported roughly one-third of the 500Es to the United States.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012

Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mercedes-Benz SL 500
1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 500
Original Price: $2,030
Average Auction Sale: $13,461
Mercedes-Benz 500SL
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Average Auction Sale: $11,573
Mercedes-Benz 500SL
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Original Price: $83,500
Average Auction Sale: $12,188

Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC
Original Price: $56,825
Average Auction Sale: $7,774

Mercedes-Benz 500E

Mercedes-Benz 500 Series
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 Series
Original Price: $51,225 - $56,825
Average Auction Sale: $12,978

Related Articles and History

500E History

The 500 SEC was produced in 1984 and 1985. Under the bonnet was powered by a five-liter V8 engine that produced just under 185 horsepower. The SEC was a two-door coupe with seating for five. Also in the 500 Series was the 500 SEL which was a four-door sedan also with seating for five. The cost of the SEC was $56,800 while the SEL cost $51,200. The 500 SEC was the most expensive Mercedes-Benz in 1984 and 1985. Standard equipment included an anti-theft alarm and outside temperature sensor. Anti-lock brakes became standard in 1985, along with heated outside mirrors and eclectically-adjustable headrests.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2007
Mercedes-Benz Models


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