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For Sale: Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 Inline-Six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

This 1988 Hartge F1 will be auctioned in Messe Essen, Essen, Germany on March 26-27. The unique creation was built by the Hartge Brothers using a 1988 Mercedes W124 300E sedan with a 3.0 L M103 inline-six. They replaced the factory engine and transmission with a BMW M88 inline-six mated to a BMW E24 6-series manual transmission. The M88 motor produces 330 horsepower thanks to a larger displacement (3,453 cc to 3535 cc) and higher compression.

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 inline-six

Source: RM Sotheby’s and Bawaria Racing Power FB page via Piotr

2 thoughts on “For Sale: Mercedes 300E with a BMW M88 Inline-Six”

  1. This is a weird one for sure. An M104 was probably a more sensible swap but they went up at a diagonal to BMW. M88 and M104 are both great engines. Beautiful car!

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