Mercedes Benz M-100 6.9L V8 Engine Factory Rebuilt By Daimler In Germany
''This engine is a rare find. It is factory rebuilt ( by Daimler in Germany) and it is in the original wooden crate with part number and maybe some labels. Always stored indoors in a constant temperature. There are no more factory rebuilt engines like this one in any of our warehouses in the USA and at the time we acquired it there were none left in Germany. I doubt there is another one like it anywhere on the planet. You shouldn't wait to long to buy it from Arv. Opportunities like this don't come around too often." Quote From : Thomas Hanson Supervisor, Parts Operations Mercedes-Benz Classic Center Mercedes-Benz USA 9 Whatney, Irvine, Ca 92618
The Mercedes-Benz M100 engine was introduced in the 1963 Mercedes-Benz 600 with 6.3 litres, and later also used in the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 from 1968 onwards, and even larger, in the 1970s Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9. It featured a cast iron V8 with a single overhead camshaft operating sodium-filled valves (as are found in piston-driven aircraft) against hardened valve seats on each aluminium alloy cylinder head.Each hand-built unit was bench-tested for 265 minutes, 40 of which were under full load. A mechanical fuel injection system designed and built in-house by Daimler-Benz was used until 1972, whereas the Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection was used from 1973. Several years later came a switch to K-Jetronic. As in all Mercedes-Benz automobile engines, the crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons were forged instead of cast. In non-US trim, the 6.9 litre (6814 cm³ or 417 in³) power plant was conservatively rated at 286 horsepower (213 kW) with 405 ft•lbf (549 Nm) of torque helping to compensate for the 2.65 to 1 final drive ratio necessary for sustained high-speed cruising. The North American version, introduced in 1977, was significantly less powerful at 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 360 ft•lbf (488 N•m) of torque due to more stringent emissions control requirements. This one is extremely rare example, it is practically new, it was hand factory rebuilt by Daimler in Germany. This 6.9L V8 has ZERO miles and is still in its original crate from where it was shipped back to the U.S. There aren't any more factory rebuilt engines like this one in any factory in the U.S. ,and when the owner purchased from Germany there were none left like it in Germany either. Dont wait to long , opportunities like this one done come around very often , feel free to contact us with any questions.