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Mercedes W124 with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD Diesel Inline-Four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

This Mercedes M124 sedan came to Buntawee Service with a M102 inline-four and four-speed automatic transmission. The company was tasked with swapping in a 3.0 L Toyota 1KD-FTV turbodiesel inline-four and A3xx four-speed automatic transmission. These engines in stock spec produce 170-188 hp (127-140 kW) and 260-310 lb-ft (352-420 Nm) of torque. The company retained the factory rear differential but replaced the rear self-leveling suspension. Other modifications include an aluminum radiator, intercooler, and stainless steel exhaust.

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

Mercedes W124 sedan with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD diesel inline-four

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2 thoughts on “Mercedes W124 with a Toyota 3.0 L 1KD Diesel Inline-Four”

  1. Why did they use the 1kd toyota diesel it is one one the worst diesel engines toyota has built in fact it’s one of the worst diesels ever just look up you tube on 1kd problems should have put a Isuzu or Mitsubishi diesel instead

    1. its decent people have made 500+ hp 1000+ nm torque out of this commonrail while running on vegetable grease. kd lines generally run faster than it’s successor gd albeit toyota likely had smoothness and fuel econ in mind during gd’s design, and it shows. gd’s may have had a smoother track record than kd but do note that 1kd/2kds are toyota’s first direct injection commonrail diesels which inevitably were subjects to trial and error, as all firsts in life always be.

      in comparison to isuzu 4jj1, the bigger potential ultimately goes there but if you don’t plan on going extreme routes that requires your car to look the part, kd does the job.

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