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Old 12-12-2007, 01:25 AM
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what is a 300CE 24?

is this different from another 300ce? or just a name designation for a certain year?
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:51 AM
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The 300CE has two valves per cylinder.

The 300CE 24 has four valves per cylinder = 24 valves total = higher performance.





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was this an option or did certain years come this way? someone told me the transmission is different as well
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:33 PM
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:20 PM
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88 and 89 had the 12 valve 103 motor... after that they switched over to the 24 valve 104 motor... at least stateside..
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88 and 89 had the 12 valve 103 motor... after that they switched over to the 24 valve 104 motor... at least stateside..
Yes, so all 1990-1992 300CE's have this motor. I think the motor number is M104.990.

In 1993 they went to the 3.2 liter M104.992 engine, which was used in 1993-1995 300E / E320's, 1993-1999 S320's, and 1996-1997 W210 chassis E320's.
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300CE - 24 is simply the European name for the 124 coupe with the 4 valves per cylinder 104 motor. In the U.S. it was just called the 300CE. As mentioned it started in the U.S. in 1990. In Europe it often had, or perhaps always had, a 5 speed transmission, in the U.S. it was a 4 speed.
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is this different from another 300ce? or just a name designation for a certain year?
That is what I wish I had in place of my (not bad though) 300CE . Just because of the extra 40 HP.
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300CE - 24 is simply the European name for the 124 coupe with the 4 valves per cylinder 104 motor. In the U.S. it was just called the 300CE. As mentioned it started in the U.S. in 1990. In Europe it often had, or perhaps always had, a 5 speed transmission, in the U.S. it was a 4 speed.
I have the American version and the plate on the back says 300CE24. I've never seen another with that plate.
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I have the American version and the plate on the back says 300CE24. I've never seen another with that plate.
They were badged 300CE 24 in the U.S.
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if you get the chance and are looking for a 300CE, get the 24valve engine, it is more powerful and I feel it has better reliability, but maybe I am biased....I like it
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They were badged 300CE 24 in the U.S.
Never happened even once. They were simply 300CEs in the U.S., on the title and on the trunk lid. Anyone who has a 300CE-24 on trunk lid has either a gray market car or a gray market emblem, probably the latter.
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I have the American version and the plate on the back says 300CE24. I've never seen another with that plate.
powerpig, very nice ride!
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