# Mercedes-Benz M119 V8 engine

Mercedes-Benz / AMG | |
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Manufacturer: | Mercedes-Benz / AMG |

Production period: | 1989-1999 |

Style: | V , eight-cylinder |

Engines: | 4.2 liters (4196 cc) to 6.0 liters (5956 cc) |

Previous model: | M 117 |

Successor: | M 113 |

The **M 119** is a gasoline engine from Mercedes-Benz with 8 cylinders in V position and four valves per cylinder. This found use from 1989 to 1999 in various Mercedes cars of the upper and upper middle class .

It is based on the predecessor engines M 116 and M 117 and differs from these essentially by the four-valve cylinder head with two chain-driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, which operate the valves on bucket tappets with hydraulic lash adjuster. It has a two-stage phasing of the intake camshafts. There were the M 119 with the 4.2 liter (4196 cc) and 5.0 liter (4973 cc) standard as well as with 6.0 liters (5956 cc) and with 6.3 liters (6298 cc) as tuning variants ,

First he came on the market in 1989 in the model 500 SL of the R 129 series , later also in the 124 series , in the S-Class 140 series and E-Class 210 series .

Depending on the model, the 4.2-liter variant produced 200 to 210 kW, and the 5.0-liter variant 235 to 240 kW.

Successor was the M 113 , which was developed together with the technically related V6 engine M 112 .

The then still independent, specialized in Mercedes vehicles tuning operation AMG sat on the 5.6-liter versions of the predecessor engine M117 at the end of the 1980s self-developed four-valve cylinder heads, which made the engines under high compression 265-280 kW. These engines received the identification M117 / 9 from AMG. The M119 successor engine family of the M116 / M117 two-valve series, developed by Daimler-Benz, also received four valves per cylinder. The M119 engines are considered by many to be the best V8 engines ever used by Daimler-Benz in passenger cars.

## Technical data

engine | cylinders | Bore × stroke [mm] |
Displacement | compression | Power [kW] at [rpm] |
Torque [Nm] at [rpm] |
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M 119 E 42 | 8 | 92.0 × 78.9 | 4196 | 10.0: 1 | 200 at 5700 (US version) | 400 at 3900 |

11.0: 1 | 205 at 5700 | |||||

210 at 5700 | 410 at 3900 | |||||

M 119 E 50 | 96.5 × 85.0 | 4973 | 10.0: 1 | 235 at 5600 | 470 at 3900 | |

240 at 5700 | 480 at 3900 | |||||

255 at 5750 | 480 at 3750-4250 | |||||

M 119 E 60 | 100.0 × 94.8 | 5956 | 275 at 5250 | 550 at 4000 | ||

280 at 5500 | 580 at 3750 |

## Use

### M 119 E 42

Designation | model series | Construction |
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Displacement: 4196 cc, Power: 205 kW (279 hp) at 5700 rpm, Torque: 400 Nm at 3900 rpm |
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400 E / E 420 | W 124 | 1992-1995 |

S 420 Coupe / CL 420 | C 140 | 1994-1998 |

S 420 | W / V 140 | 1993-1998 |

E 420 | W / S 210 | 1996-1998 |

Capacity: 4196 cc, power: 210 kW (286 hp) at 5700 rpm, torque: 410 Nm at 3900 rpm |
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400 SE | W / V 140 | 1991-1993 |

### M 119 E 50

Designation | model series | Construction |
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Displacement: 4973 cc, Power: 235 kW (320 hp) at 5600 rpm, Torque: 470 Nm at 3900 rpm | ||

E 500 | W 124 | 1993-1995 |

500 SL / SL 500 | R 129 | 1992-1998 |

500 SEC / S 500 Coupe / CL 500 | C 140 | 1992-1998 |

S 500 | W / V 140 | 1993-1998 |

Capacity: 4973 cc, power: 240 kW (326 hp) at 5700 rpm, torque: 480 Nm at 3900 rpm | ||

500 E | W 124 | 1990-1993 |

500 SL | R 129 | 1989-1992 |

500 SE | W / V 140 | 1991-1993 |

Displacement: 4973 cc, Power: 255 kW (347 hp) at 5750 / min, Torque: 480 Nm at 3750-4250 / min | ||

E 50 AMG | W 210 | 1996-1997 |

### M 119 E 60

Designation | model series | Construction |
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Capacity: 5956 cc, power: 280 kW (381 hp) at 5500 rpm, torque: 580 Nm at 3750 rpm |
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E 60 AMG | W 124 | 1993-1994 |

SL 60 AMG | R 129 | 1993-1998 |

E 60 AMG | W / S 210 | 1996-1998 |

### M 119 E 63

Designation | model series | Construction |
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Displacement: 6298 cc, Power: 298 kW (405 hp) at 5500 rpm, Torque: 616 Nm at 3600 rpm |
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E 60 AMG 6.3 | W 210 | 1996-1998 |