The W124 Mercedes 500E was the world's most perfect sedan | Revelations with Jason Cammisa | Ep. 05

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    There are a lot of misconceptions about the Porsche-built W124 Mercedes 500E, and Jason explains why the 500E and E500 was NOT a Porsche sports sedan with a Mercedes badge. First off, there's not a single Porsche part on the car.

    Porsche Engineering Services helped with reengineering the W124's engine compartment to fit in the 32-valve, 4-cam M119 V-8 - for both the 400E and the 500E.

    But the 500E doesn't use the same V-8 as the 500SL. It needed shorter connecting rods so that it fit in the same physical space as the 4.2-liter 400E - this way only one structural variant needed to be produced.

    The 400E was a response to the Lexus LS400. Why do you think it wasn't called a 420E?

    Porsche also did the engineering to bolt up wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension components from the wider and heavier R129 500SL and W124 500SEL. That necessitated fender flares so wide that the 500E didn't fit down the regular W124 production line in Sindelfingen.

    For both models, Porsche performed the physical modifications to Mercedes-built W124 chassis, and sent them back to Sindelfingen for paint. The 400E remained there, but because of its width, the 500E was sent back to Porsche, which assembled the 500E at a second Zuffenhausen factory.

    With Bruno Sacco's revolutionary looks, aerodynamics, obsession with safety, and Mercedes build quality and engineering might, the W124 was certainly among the best (and most expensive) sedans in the world.

    Still is. It's close to perfect. But it's not a Porsche Sports Sedan.

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Alexander Cell
Alexander Cell

You are awesome mate

Vor 4 Stunden
Micheal C Nyoka
Micheal C Nyoka

Porsche has always known how to make cars💯

Vor 4 Stunden
Adrian Carter
Adrian Carter

Hagerty has scored with Jason. Superb narrative, humour and videography. Jason has scored also with this great platform.

Vor 8 Stunden
brostelio
brostelio

This gave my the shivers. What a beautiful automotive era that was. Great video.

Vor 12 Stunden
Kiraj Pathan
Kiraj Pathan

The introduction is amazing I m subscribing your channel please go a bit slow it's bit hard to understand with that accent 👍

Vor 12 Stunden
ricky v
ricky v

I remember having the opportunity to buy one of these in 2002 for $6,000 or around there. I didn't do it because I was concerned with Mercedes Benz reliability. Then a few years later I bought a W124 with an inline 6 and never had one issue with the car. That was when I realized the mistake I had made. That 500e would have been a way better car to own. Lessons we learn in life.

Vor 14 Stunden
Elias Rabadi
Elias Rabadi

Jason you’re a auto journalism genius god bless you!

Vor 16 Stunden
Robert Baker
Robert Baker

must have never heard of the e39 M5.

Vor 22 Stunden
ronald whittaker
ronald whittaker

its a vanilla refrigerator box

Vor Tag
Abdulhameed Al-Sikafi
Abdulhameed Al-Sikafi

The first car I ever drove when I was 12....absolutely solid as hell.

Vor Tag
Djallel Derbal
Djallel Derbal

Jon Cryer and Adam Sandler had a child, his name is : Jason Cammisa !

Vor Tag
Harry Terry
Harry Terry

Investing in crypto is the only chance of making Money .

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Albert Christian
Albert Christian

The best thing  that happened to me  since the beginning of last  year is knowing  expert Robert all the  assets i acquired today is by your help.

Vor 23 Stunden
Florence Timothy
Florence Timothy

I will go for bitcoin because it has no centralized location.

Vor 23 Stunden
Tricia Monday
Tricia Monday

Can i start with usd 9000,what's his fastest means of contact ?😏

Vor 23 Stunden
Theresa Tim
Theresa Tim

I have been procrastinating about this crypto,what are the requirements ? Sometimes working for people can be so depressing.

Vor 23 Stunden
Thomas Vick
Thomas Vick

Same here I just texted him ,he is a registered broker .

Vor 23 Stunden
Travers Hemr
Travers Hemr

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Total Electronics
Total Electronics

That's just purely an ad!!!

Vor Tag
Scott A
Scott A

I would race it against my 2017 Chevrolet SS Sedan (built 2013-17 ONLY) and would handily beat the Mercedes in ALL categories. However, for the few years that the E500/500E was built, it was an AMAZING performance sedan. Great videography by Jason, as usual!

Vor Tag
September 22 2036
September 22 2036

we call this the Albanian Mercedes cause all the Albanian gang bosses would ride one.

Vor Tag
george carpenter
george carpenter

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Vor Tag
K D
K D

Delicious. Gorgeous. Fender flares. 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵

Vor Tag
kuladeeluxe
kuladeeluxe

seems to me you left out the AMG Hammer

Vor Tag
brakmaster
brakmaster

And now I want one. Damn you Jason.

Vor 2 Tage
Nelle Hall
Nelle Hall

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Vor 2 Tage
THOMAS ROBERTS
THOMAS ROBERTS

When the Automotive Editor of the Arizona Republic was done with his early evaluations of the 500E, he returned it to a representative appointed by Mercedes-Benz LA region in Phoenix to be held for its next press professional to play with. On a particular Friday afternoon, that was ME! As the Parts & Service Manager for Phoenix Motor company I was a "logical choice." Besides, I lived three blocks from said AR editor and could walk over and pick it up. With a weekend ahead and no one expecting its return until Monday morning, my imagination went into overdrive! With wife not yet appreciating what she was riding in, I headed for the Vulture Mine Road northwest of town. Twisting and turning through the scrub desert with no cliffs, no guard rails, no radar, and NO TRAFFIC, I proceeded to use it like it was meant to be used. Thrill of a lifetime. The end of this clip brought back those fabulous memories. Thanks to all who put this together, because--quite incredibly--they got the whole thing exactly right.

Vor 2 Tage
lpg12338
lpg12338

Outstanding video!

Vor 2 Tage
Radosvet Nikolov
Radosvet Nikolov

I have a w140 S500 with the same engine and it.... is....... amazing! 25 y/o engine with almost 200k miles and it is clean as a whistle, not a single drop of oil anywhere. M119 in my opinion is the greatest engine ever made.

Vor 2 Tage
Funky Monk
Funky Monk

Before, he said the m5 e39 was the best sedan ever.

Vor 2 Tage
Matt Tagintsev
Matt Tagintsev

Next up: thw w123 300TD is the world's most perfect wagon.

Vor 2 Tage
Lambda Citizen
Lambda Citizen

This guy is a great story teller. Cheers to the whole team, guys know how to make a great story.

Vor 2 Tage
Keith Carter
Keith Carter

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Vor 2 Tage
Mubaris Hussain
Mubaris Hussain

Lexus ls430 and ls400. Ftw

Vor 3 Tage
Alden peng
Alden peng

I now know more why someone said back then "if he did not own this car he will never die" .

Vor 3 Tage
Andrew Reil
Andrew Reil

Watching this made me very melancholy. He's right. They really used to mean engineering like no other car on Earth.

Vor 3 Tage
Safeer Jaffer
Safeer Jaffer

That driving bit was the cherry on top of one of the finest pieces of automotive content I've seen in a while.

Vor 3 Tage
Arwah Sapi
Arwah Sapi

W124 is the longest lasting model Mercedes has ever made.

Vor 3 Tage
admin omhfoz
admin omhfoz

is this adam sadler?

Vor 3 Tage
Kyle Lopez
Kyle Lopez

I love this

Vor 3 Tage
Boštjan Erjavec
Boštjan Erjavec

And what do you think of selfdriving cars?

Vor 3 Tage
Richard S.
Richard S.

The 500e had a major flaw that's not mentioned here, recirculating ball steering. It sucked big time, because the rest of the car was so good.

Vor 3 Tage
Christian A
Christian A

Still is the most perfect sedan !

Vor 4 Tage
oscar salazar
oscar salazar

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Vor 4 Tage
vetrakras
vetrakras

Good work!

Vor 4 Tage
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*Lexus!!!*

Vor 4 Tage
Henriikka Keskinen
Henriikka Keskinen

My first W124 was a 1987 taxi 200D. I got it when it had 700,000 km in the meter. It no longer passed exhaust testing at 1,100,000 km so I had to let it go. Tried something else, got diasppointed, and went back for nostalgia. My second W124 was a 1991 230 CE. So much fun but not the most convenient car in the Subarctic winter. It failed me last winter, at thirty years of age. It didn't need to wait for repair for long. I got an offer for it at the parking lot. It's still going. The new owner sends me pictures! I think I'm done now. It's time. If someone calls it the world's most perfect car, though, I've got no qualms with that :>

Vor 4 Tage
Snoopy
Snoopy

Insert LS400.

Vor 4 Tage
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don dark

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Vor 4 Tage
Charl Kitching
Charl Kitching

Watched this vid some time ago, thought it was brilliant, informative and entertaining. Love the car, the W124s were probably the best sedans ever made. A clean example will still turn heads today. The 500e and AMG Hammer were legends in their own lifetimes. And yes it is the world's most perfect sedan.

Vor 4 Tage
oO0L4CH0Oo
oO0L4CH0Oo

That was nice Bro 😎👍🏽

Vor 4 Tage
NithiSh JVJ
NithiSh JVJ

Masterpiece of a Sedan Half a century old and all that work, still speaks for itself

Vor 4 Tage
Freddy Mandry
Freddy Mandry

Bmw is the best

Vor 5 Tage
Episteme 666
Episteme 666

someone clearly never heard of the name alfa romeo.

Vor 5 Tage
Mustafa Hameed
Mustafa Hameed

Even I didn't knew that ! But since ever I always considered this particular car the best of all.time to me ❤️ What a great suggestion from YouTube 😍

Vor 5 Tage
O HP
O HP

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Vor 5 Tage
Rob Geronimo
Rob Geronimo

Driving like an idiot.

Vor 5 Tage
vinee n
vinee n

Still a gem of a design and performance, wish mercedes would do this again

Vor 5 Tage
Хмурый Кот
Хмурый Кот

It cant be perfect because there is better version of it - w124 e60 😉

Vor 5 Tage
Modiene KANE
Modiene KANE

Bobby Rahal had one

Vor 5 Tage
This is Important!
This is Important!

This dude look like Adam Sandler + Ben Affleck

Vor 5 Tage
The Fort
The Fort

I would like to disagree……….Toyota Camry is the only perfect sedan.

Vor 5 Tage
Sevanity
Sevanity

Economy is the problem, engines shouldn´t last long... why would you buy a new car if your´s still running?

Vor 5 Tage
Cesar's Photography
Cesar's Photography

wow impressive info. I didn't know any of this stuff, cool.

Vor 5 Tage
yves2075
yves2075

...and the world's most perfect convertible? The sister, the R129.

Vor 5 Tage
Stefan Vasilev
Stefan Vasilev

BMW E34 M is far more superior! Sorry MB! And BMW made it by self, in contrast with MB wich needed huge help from Porsche to make car competitor to M5.

Vor 5 Tage
SHΔRΩΠ
SHΔRΩΠ

The W124 was the last of the bullet proof Mercs, no Mercedes has been built to last like these were since. My dad was best friends with the managing director of Spar Trucks which was a Mercedes dealership back in the day and he got my dad the first 300D on the road in Britain, every now and then it was used for road tests for interested buyers as it was fully loaded and in Ice Diamond Blue which was a popular colour then. 👌👌👌

Vor 6 Tage
xo
xo

what years are best?

Vor 6 Tage
El Cid
El Cid

Owner of a 1995 E200, Im gettin older but young girls still want to satisfy my needs. :D

Vor 6 Tage
Jerome Atkins
Jerome Atkins

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Vor 6 Tage
samurai1833
samurai1833

I traded in my 2006 E500 for a 2013 S550 way back when, I would have kept the E but the family out grew it.

Vor 6 Tage
samurai1833
samurai1833

Just remembered why though, the friggin wiring was covered by Soybean plastic which began to degrade with age, changing one headlight was going to be astronomical in cost and effort and there was no telling what other electrical gremlins were lurking in the body!

Vor 6 Tage
Rose White
Rose White

Rubbish video done in the dark! Light the effing car !

Vor 6 Tage
smiling jack
smiling jack

it broke down a lot. it needed constant maintenance. it drank like a sailor on shore leave. it has a shitty gearbox. its not rocket science to stick a big engine in a little car and stiffen up the suspension. that is why Lexus make the most perfect sedans of all time. Lexus - like a merc but actually work and dont break down.

Vor 6 Tage
LeGoogle Chrome
LeGoogle Chrome

It's not too fat! It's perfectly THICC👌

Vor 6 Tage
DarthInfimus
DarthInfimus

So what's a 500E go for 2021?

Vor 6 Tage
John Paul
John Paul

The car that will give you more service records of any car ever made. Perfect, no.

Vor 6 Tage
anjoLas
anjoLas

basically, muricans drove bricks while we had this gems xD

Vor 6 Tage
uros sagadin
uros sagadin

The headquarters in Zuffenhausen (not Stuttgart) are the centre of the Porsche world.

Vor 6 Tage
farzad sahibzada
farzad sahibzada

Poor pursche working fpr mercedes just for money issues and they maked mercedes have a building of money by design of porsche.

Vor 6 Tage
Lin the Feline
Lin the Feline

LS400, best sedan ever.

Vor 6 Tage
Xanny
Xanny

W124 is not a compact sedan! It's an executive sedan (mid-size/modern e class). 190 class cars were compact sedans of that time

Vor 6 Tage
Arturas none
Arturas none

When it is the engineer making the calls not the accountant... that is why we have trash coming out now

Vor 7 Tage
CARL SMITH
CARL SMITH

no stick shift...lol

Vor 7 Tage
Greg Killick
Greg Killick

Jason such a good commentator.professional video great subject win win

Vor 7 Tage
cradleofalex
cradleofalex

"MOST perfect"?

Vor 7 Tage
ahin hahn
ahin hahn

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Vor 7 Tage
SaBrE 2099
SaBrE 2099

If only it came with a manual box like the m5 did.

Vor 7 Tage
Deniss Mironovs
Deniss Mironovs

Awesome video, ingenious car! But as a european I could not understand, why you call this massive beast a "compact"?

Vor 7 Tage
Dan May
Dan May

I don't think I've seen a video Cammisa has done that I haven't loved.

Vor 7 Tage
ray h.
ray h.

When I see a title like this, I know the guy has one for sale if not more ! Happened with every popular sports car , just go to YouTube and you and others will start a propaganda campaign to get the market up where you want it and then release your supply , they have been doing this for years now ! Smarten up ! PS Its the comments section that does the real sales work, there are always owners of these cars who will to click on a video of the car they own and tell you how smart they were to buy it and you are a fool if you don't buy one too ! See how easy it is ? lol

Vor 7 Tage
Davorin Matic
Davorin Matic

great made video

Vor 7 Tage
S.O
S.O

Is not perfect ,it's ugly! There are more beautiful and better cars from that time

Vor 8 Tage
NY NY
NY NY

Everything is perfect except the wires in the car are self decomposing wires

Vor 8 Tage
greg watts
greg watts

lots of british memes. should be german no?

Vor 8 Tage
Ameen Masoom
Ameen Masoom

U are The Man With The Spirit U can’t Be That Typa YouTuber Keep it Up mate

Vor 8 Tage
Sp studio
Sp studio

BMW e46 plsss...

Vor 8 Tage
Mohammad Islam
Mohammad Islam

This thing was exquisite looking back then and still is. Always wanted this one is project car

Vor 8 Tage
POV electric
POV electric

500 "e" . So it was electric then?

Vor 8 Tage
Lord Saveuc
Lord Saveuc

What year is the best?

Vor 8 Tage
Marlee Roberts
Marlee Roberts

this guy prob owns like 50 of these in anticipation of this vid, scalpt

Vor 8 Tage
John Roper
John Roper

Sorry, I Gotcha' on That One!! The Black on Black BMW 135i MSport Twin Turbo Convertible DOESN'T come in a sedan!! Just the coupe!!

Vor 8 Tage
manemebasat
manemebasat

''most'' perfect?

Vor 8 Tage
Richie Sauter H.
Richie Sauter H.

👍 excellent video !!!

Vor 9 Tage
Niki
Niki

This video is very wrong, the initial designers of the car was Joseph Gallitzendörfer and Peter Pfeiffer, Bruno was just a final designer.

Vor 9 Tage
Devon35
Devon35

That is a beautiful mercedes. I have a W211 which is also very nice looking.

Vor 9 Tage

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