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Mercedes-Benz 380 SE

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercedes-Benz 380 SE

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3818 cm3 / 233.0 cu in / 233.0 cu in, 160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1979
Model380 SEIssued until
Serie380Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4995 mm / 196.7 in / 196.7 inTotal (curb) weight1595 kg / 3516 lb / 3516 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1436 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2935 mm / 115.6 in / 115.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1545 mm / 60.8 in / 60.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1517 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.36Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.80 m2 / 8.6 sq ft / 8.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.9 kW / 26.7 hp / 26.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.8 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.28
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3818 cm3 / 233.0 cu in / 233.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity477.25 cm3/cylinder / 29.124 cu in/cylinder / 29.124 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)72.2 kW / 96.8 hp / 96.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.0 kW/l / 0.923 bhp/cu in / 0.923 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.9 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 sPower-to-weight ratio134.8 kW/ton / 102.1 bhp/ton / 102.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs,CA, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 380 SE

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