The ultimate 'wolf in sheep's clothing' of the 1990s, the 500E saloon was built to rival the BMW M5 and was created in close cooperation with Porsche. With its engineering department fully occupied with the development of the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz commissioned Porsche in 1989 to redesign the W124 chassis to enable the 5.0L V8 from the SL to be shoehorned in, along with the necessary changes to the suspension system and drive train. The new stealth saloon offered no visible clues on the outside except for very slightly flared wheel arches, wider tyres and discreet side skirts. 100 kph arrived in just 5 seconds and 160 kph in just over 14 seconds, remarkable for a car with such 'stately' presence. It was only available as a hand-built, four-door saloon and with such low production numbers rendered it an instant classic.
With only two owners from new and a very low kilometers of 117000 is corroborated by excellent maintenance records One of the finest examples on the market with an exceptional provenance, detailed history and all of the book packs. If you are in the market for an Executive Express that is hugely quick but totally refined, this is the car for you.