The W124 is if not the best, one of the best mid-size models ever to be produced by Mercedes-Benz. It’s subtle yet timeless styling remains fresh today, almost 30 years after its presentation back in 1985, and let’s not forget that this Mercedes became famous for being built like a tank.
There was even a performance version named 500 E from 1990 to 1993 and E500 from 1994 to 1995, which was developed in close cooperation with Porsche. In fact, Porsche actually hand built the cars at its Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
The E500 was powered by a specially tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 322hp (326PS) at 5,700 rpm and 480Nm (354 lb-ft) at 3,900 rpm, allowing for a zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 260km/h (162mph).
Some of the E500s landed in the hands of Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist Brabus, which turned them into the “6.5”, named after the larger displacement of the heavily massaged V8 engine.
Brabus‘ 6.5-liter unit develops 444hp (450PS) pushing the W124 to 100km/h (62mph) from rest in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 285km/h (177mph).
We discovered a “6.5” that has covered only 252 kilometers (157 miles) offered for sale by Brabus. The German tuner doesn’t really provide any details on the car as we don’t even know what year it is, let alone the price, with the company simply stating that those interested should send them an email or give them a call directly for more information.