After Audi turned the automotive world on its ear in the early 1980s with Quattro four-wheel drive, other automakers were quick to cash in on the craze. Mercedes-Benz tested the waters with four-wheel drive in passenger cars by way of their 4Matic system. Introduced in the W124 E class sedan and estate, it gave buyers in climates with less than favorable weather the option of using these cruisers year round. You don’t see a lot of these early 4Matics around these days, making this black 300TE for sale in Michigan a neat find.
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Model: 300TE 4Matic
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 152,047 mi
Price: Reserve auction
We are pleased to present this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4-Matic for purchase. The estate wagon version of the W124 platform is a great version of the famous platform that produced the million mile taxi. The 300TE 4-matic is an all-wheel drive wagon powered by a 3.0L inline 6 cylinder engine paired with an automatic transmission.
This 300TE comes loaded with features that include: power windows, power brakes, power steering, cruise control, climate control, heated front seats, 3rd row fold down seating, sun roof, and an aftermarket stereo (cd player w/ mp3 hookup). The W124’s are known for durability and dependability. This wagon runs and drives great and is in excellent condition. Please call or email for more details!
While the W124 is known for its durability, the early 4Matic system’s reputation is less than stellar. When they are running good, the four-wheel drive makes these E class sedans and estates a beast in foul weather, but if they break, prepare for a world of pain, as this thread on MBWorld illustrates. With the amount of mileage on this car, a PPI inspection would be mandatory. There also appears to be a bit of rust peppered about on the body work so it would be worth digging deeper to see if there’s any major structural issues. If you could get this car for somewhere in the $3,500 to $5,000 range, it might we worth it. These are rare Benzes and if you know a mechanic familiar with these machines, an estate like this would make a good winter runabout.