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Old 05-28-2002, 06:33 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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The 300CE's were sold here in the U.S. from 1990 - 1992 with the 3.0 liter DOHC M104 engine. It did not benefit from variable valve timing, though.

Following is the hp and torque ratings for the 3 different engines: 1989 and older (M103), 1990-1992( 3.0 liter M104), and 1993-1995 (3.2 liter M104 with variable valve timing):

Net power 177 hp @ 5,700 rpm. 1990: 217 hp @6,400 rpm. 1993: 217 hp @ 5,500 rpm.

Net torque 188 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm. 1990: 195 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm. 1993: 229 lb-ft @ 3,750 rpm

The horsepower stayed the same from 1992-1993, but became available at a lower rpm (5,500 rpm vs. 6,400 rpm). The torque shot way up for 194 lt-ft to 229 lb-ft. This is due to the increase from 3.0 to 3.2 liters, but mainly due to the variable valve timing, on the intake cam.
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