Mercedes 190 V12 Review & Testdrive 19

Mercedes 190E V12

Car:  Mercedes 190E W201
Year: 1984
Power: 424HP @ 5300RPM and 585NM @ 4800RPM    above 575NM  @ 3700 – 5150RPM
Project time: 3,5 Years  1500hrs+
Personal top speed: 250 kph 
Theoretical top speed: 310 kph
Performance: 0-100kph 4,84 sec , 100-200kph  10,6 sec ,  0-200kph  15,44 sec
How special is this car: This is the only known fully build and driving, street legal W201 190E with a M120 V12 in the world.  So this is a 1 of 1 car !


  •  Engine:  Mercedes M120 60° V12  48V  5987CC  
  • Transmission: Mercedes 722.621  5-tronic
  • ECU: VEMS V3.8
  • TCU: OfGear gearbox controller +  W204 paddle shifters on the steeringwheel
  • Wiring:  all custom rewired.  seperate engine wiring loom + fuse and relais box
  • Suspension: modified to fit BC coilovers front and rear
  • Brakes: front SL500 R129 300mm brembo 4 pot calipers
  • Brakes: Rear W210 E320 290mm brembo   2 pot calipers
  • Wheels: Mercedes W220 s600 Segin’s wheels 8J front 9J rear 
  • Steeringrack: W210
  • Engine bay: Modified to fit the V12, custom subframe and engine mounts
  • Cooling: W140 600 SEL  radiator  frame and headlamps modified to fit,  3 cooling fan’s
  • Oil cooler:  W140 600 SEL  installed in front of the radiator
  • Transmission cooler: W140 600 SEL  installed in the front drivers side next to the radiator
  • Centershaft/Cardan shaft:  W140 600 SEL  shortend and balanced
  • Driveshafts: W140 600 SEL  shortend and balanced
  • Differential:  W140 600 SEL  2,65
  • Rear subframe:  W201  modified subframe to fit diff and axles with custom uniball multilink arms
  • Suspension bushings:  all rubber bushings changed for urethane shore 80
  • Exhaust custom made stainless steel,  magnaflow X-muffler open and magnaflow end muffler
  • Interior: Mercedes 2.3 16V leather interior
  • Car is full restored, and equipped with the facelift body panels and bumpers
  • Car painted in the Mercedes 199 blue/black and Mercedes 7700 altrogrey for panels and bumpers


For the project build on youtube click here

For the project build here on the JMSpeedshop