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Old 02-11-2003, 07:37 AM
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AMG 300E Hammer 6.0

Mercedes-Benz 300E AMG Hammer 6.0

Price: $162,422
Top speed: 186 MPH
Quarter mile: 13.5 @ 107
Acceleration 0-100: 11.5
Acceleration 0-60: 5.0
Braking 70-0: 165 ft.
Lateral G's: 0.85

Curb weight: 3635
Wheelbase: 110.2
Track f/r: 58.9/58.6
Length: 186.6
Width: 68.6
Height: 54.1
Fuel capacity: 18.5 gallons

Engine: DOHC V-8
Displacement: 6.0 liter/5953cc
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 94.8
SAE BHP: 375 @ 5750
LB/FT Torque: 407 @ 4400
Fuel system: Bosch CIS K-Jetronic

Transmission: 4 speed auto
4th: 2.24:1
3rd: 3.23:1
2nd: 5.40:1
1st: 8.24:1
Final: 2.24:1

Springs: 2" lowered
Shocks: Bilstein
Brakes f/r: 11.2/10.2 ABS
Wheels f/r: 17 x 8 ET28
Tires f/r: 215-45VR17/235-45VR17

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Old 02-11-2003, 10:17 AM
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Re: AMG 300E Hammer 6.0

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Price: $162,422
Am I missing something?
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Re: AMG 300E Hammer 6.0

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Top speed: 186 MPH
Quarter mile: 13.5 @ 107
Acceleration 0-100: 11.5
Acceleration 0-60: 5.0
Braking 70-0: 165 ft.
Lateral G's: 0.85

Engine: DOHC V-8
Displacement: 6.0 liter/5953cc
SAE BHP: 375 @ 5750
LB/FT Torque: 407 @ 4400

Final: 2.47:1

Springs: 2" lowered
Shocks: Bilstein
Wheels f/r: 17 x 8 ET28
Tires f/r: 215-45VR17/235-45VR17
Read above, this is what you missed, the car does 186 MPH
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:06 AM
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Re: Re: AMG 300E Hammer 6.0

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Read above, this is what you missed, the car does 186 MPH
So does the E55 AMG and other AMG models. Is this vehicle rare, or a collectible?
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Old 02-11-2003, 12:17 PM
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Yes, so do the others; but, the Hammer was the first to do this and gave AMG the respect it has today. You'd have to know the history of the "Hammer" to fully understand. This was in 1987 and a 4 door Mercedes was faster or just-as-fast as the tuner Porsches and Ferraris, it was a big deal in those days.
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Hard-core W124 lovers know the Hammer and the precedent that it set...
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Are those gear ratios right? They seem short to say the least.
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Amen to that AMG Hammer, by far the most known AMG vehicles with benz aficionados!

Unbelieveable perfromance even by today's standards. And by the way the E55 and other AMG models are limited to 155 MPH here in north america and the hammer was not, so NO the E55 and other AMG models are not as fast.

Fantastic Benz...

Do you actually have one?


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Yes, the gear ratios posted are correct. Nope, don't own one (I wish), just a HUGE fan of the Hammer. AMG called it "Varooom with a view".
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I happened to have found an old AMG newsletter in my basement from the late 80's - it had a nice article on the Hammer. I have collected some nice photos from around the web - they are kind of hard to find but I've gathered a decent collection that I'll post up soon.

I'll post up a couple in this thread.

Here's the first:
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Look forward to any pics or info you can supply and sincerely appreciate these. I have the 1987 Sales book from AMG but have a crappy scanner. The pic in my first post of this topic is from the book.
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The Hammer is very close performance-wise to my RENNtech 6.0 litre conversion (402 hp, 410 tq). Cosmetic-wise not even close! Does anyone know if the guy who started RENNtech is the same guy who developed the Hammer? I know he came from AMG...
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AMG is Hans-Werner Aufrecht, Erhard Melcher, and the last is for Aufrecht's birth town of Grossaspach. Aufrecht created and owns AMG with Melcher doing tuner work to the engine on a contract basis, he designed the heads/cams. The top AMG tech (for the Hammer conversions) in the USA was Hartmut Feyhl.

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RENNtech is owned and operated by Hartmut Feyhl, so I guess that explains the similarities.
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no way those gears are right...3rd gear (if thats right) is lower then my 1st....4/1 ratio is low...let alone 8/1
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Well you do make a point. Those numbers are from a "Road & Track" magazine, so they could be wrong.
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no way those gears are right...3rd gear (if thats right) is lower then my 1st....4/1 ratio is low...let alone 8/1
Thats what I figured... You would at least need a 1:1 ratio to get those kind of speeds. I would imagine an O/D ratio of something like 0.82 for the fourth gear.
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Re: AMG 300E Hammer 6.0

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Transmission: 4 speed auto
4th: 2.24:1
3rd: 3.23:1
2nd: 5.40:1
1st: 8.24:1
Final: 2.47:1
Okay, I found the mistake. The final drive listed by Road & Track, with these gears, is 2.24:1 ratio and there is a mention of a 2.47:1 also available. Sorry for the confustion.
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Any more pix?
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for some reason my old account omegabenz isnt worting. I made a new one so I could write to you here.

2.47:1 is for the american market when they brought the Red Hammer over here.

2:24:1 was to achieve the 186 mph top speed.

I have a lot of old magazines with the different hammer car featured within the magazines.
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Enclosed is a piece from a small AMG leaflet of the time, this is the version they marketed and some people called the Hammer.
In another brochure they gave the options of 5.6 360hp, 6.0 385hp and 6.0 cat with 350hp which I guess was the US version.
As far as I remember from the time, (I might be wrong), it was a W201 with a 5.0 340hp built as a showcar that first got the nickname "the Hammer", which later was used for all W124:s, coupés and sedans, with AMG V8:s.
I have a lot of facts and figures, pictures and prices and if something special should be of a more common interest I can scan it in and put it here later.
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