Break the pattern: used F1 – Mercedes W124 engine from the BMW M1

Break the pattern: used F1 – Mercedes W124 engine from the BMW M1


The plans for the auction house Sotheby’s sale in German Essen exclusive cars. We are talking about developed in a single instance, the sedan used the F1, which was built in 1988 on the Mercedes-Benz 300E series W124 with the powerplant of the BMW M1.

The tuning company used, which was founded by brothers Rolf and Andreas Khartge in 1971, closed in the middle of last year. The company mainly upgraded model of BMW, MINI and Range Rover, but it has become popular due to the installation of big engines in the BMW is not the appropriate-size cars.

For example, it often happens that the tuners were installed the engines from “fives” in the “treshki.” One of these experiments was used the F1 – Mercedes-Benz 300E with advanced setting from the model M1.


In stock sedan, the brothers decided to install a 3.5-liter inline V6 engine, BMW M88, which was equipped with M1, M 635 CSi and the BMW M5 (E28). Simple Assembly developed a 260 – 286 HP, however, the tuners considered it insufficient: the power plant slightly increased displacement and compression ratio, as a result the productivity increased to 330 BHP Along with this 300E was equipped with manual transmission 6-series first generation (E24) and sportpolish Bilstein.

Only one instance used the F1 became the most expensive design Studio. The machine has an untouched, unrestored form, while its value at the moment, was not disclosed.

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