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PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT - M103

The M117 was in production for 21 years, and can be found in 19 models of Mercedes-Benz. During the development AMG created 5.0, 5.4, 5.6, and 6.0 liter versions of M 117 engine with and without the 4-valve heads developed by Erhard Melcher.

The then independent tuning company AMG , installed 4-valve cylinder heads on the 5.6-liter versions at the end of the 1980s, which gave the M117 engines an output of around 270 kW with high compression, and paving the way for the famous "Hammer" 300 E 6.0.

 

Due to the space-consuming valve control and performance headers, the sheet metal of the front bulkheads on the W 124, and W126 -series were reworked (hammered) at AMG to fit the engine.

 

These 4-valve AMG M 117 engines are predecessors of the four-valve M 119 later produced by Daimler-Benz for the 500 E ( W 124 ), SE, SEL ( W, V 140 ), SEC (C 140 ) and SL ( R 129 ).

Mercedes-Benz

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  • 280 SE, SEL 4.5 ( W 108 ) USA, 143 kW (195 PS)

  • 300 SEL 4.5 ( W 109 ) USA, 143 kW (195 PS)

  • 450 SE, SEL ( series 116 )

  • 450 SL, SLC ( 107 series )

  • 450 SLC 5.0 (series 107)

  • 500 SE, SEL, SEC ( series 126 )

  • 500 SL, SLC (series 107)

  • 560 SE, SEL, SEC (series 126)

  • 560 SL US version (107 series)

  • 500 GE ( G-Class 463 series )

AMG

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5.0 / 5.6 / 6.0 -liter Configuration
2 or 4 -valve version
Up to 375 HP and  377 LB FT

  • 300 CE (series C124)

  • 300 E (series W124)

  • 560 SEL (107 series)

  • 500 SEC (C 126)

RENNtech

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6.0 -liter Configuration
2 or 4 -valve version

Up to 385 HP and  380 LB FT

  • 300 CE (series C124)

  • 300 E (series W124)

  • 560 SEL (107 series)

  • 500 SEC (C 126)

M117 6.0 32 Valve

The Beginning of H.O. Sedans

The AMG 6.0-liter, four-cam, 32-valve V-8 is remarkable in its own right. Conceived by Hans-Werner Aufrecht, fitted with heads, camshafts, and valve gear designed by Erhard Melcher, the engine produced more horsepower than any other road going powerplant in memory. Hartmut Feyhl was an integral part of the development team that built the M117 at AMG (1977 - 1989) and responsible for the first E 300 6.0 "Hammer" as well as the first U.S. spec E 300 6.0 -car built in the Chicago offices of AMG in 1987.

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RENNtech 5.6-liter

M117
6.0L 4V Engine Conversion

327 BHP & 372LB-FT 

Price by Request

RENNtech 6.0
M117
6.0L  Engine Conversion

327 BHP & 372LB-FT

Price by Request

AMG 6.0 -liter
RE-POWER

7.4L V12 Engine Conversion

600 HP & 500 LB-FT 

Price by Request

Custom Development

M117 
Bore & Stroke, Turbo Charge or Super-Charge.

Price by Request

Contact Us

 RENNtech Classics is located in the RENNtech Head Quarters in Stuart, Fl.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. 

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