Are M104 engines good?

Still running strong, even though it’s 25 years old. It’s true, the M104 motor is bulletproof! A very solid engine. But, like all mechanical things, it requires care and maintenance in order for it to last a very long time.

What car did the M104 engine come in?

Mercedes-Benz M104
The Mercedes-Benz M104 is a straight-6 automobile engine produced from 1989 through 1999. It has a double overhead cam design with 4 valves per cylinder, and used a crossflow cylinder head. It replaced the M103 and was replaced by the M112 V6 starting in 1997….Mercedes-Benz M104 engine.

Successor M 112

Is the cylinder head the same as the M104?

The cylinder head is the same as M104 E30 with four valves per cylinder. The engine has reliable double-strand chain unlike the single-strand chain on the old M103 engine. In 1992 the engine got variable geometry intake manifold.

What kind of engine does a Mercedes Benz M104 have?

This 3.0 L (2,960 cc) 24v was introduced as a sports car resp. top model completing the line-up of M103 12V engines. The M104 featured dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The M103 and M104.98x were later replaced by the 2.8-litre and 3.2-litre versions of the M104.

How manybhp does a Mercedes M104.980 have?

The engine outputs 231bhp and 270 Nm of torque from the 3.0 unit and was an upgrade from the 12v version, which produces 188bhp and 255 Nm of torque. If you are looking for a car that likes to rev, the M104.980 redlines at 7,000 in every gear and to get the most out of the engine, you must rev it.

What’s the difference between a M104 and a 3.2L?

It appeared in 1991. The 3.0-liter M104 was the start point for the new 3.2l version. The main differences are the new cylinder block, new 89.9 mm pistons and new crankshaft with bigger 84 mm stroke. The cylinder head is the same as M104 E30 with four valves per cylinder.