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Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC

2-door 4-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in, 176.7 kW / 237.0 hp / 237.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 402.0 N·m / 296.5 lb·ft / 296.5 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1980
Model500 SLCIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyW 107Body construction
Model codeC 107 E 50Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4750 mm / 187.0 in / 187.0 inTotal (curb) weight1515 kg / 3340 lb / 3340 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2815 mm / 110.8 in / 110.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1452 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 117 E 50Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyBo K-Jetronic fuel inj.Engine displacement4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity621.63 cm3/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power176.7 kW / 237.0 hp / 237.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque402.0 N·m / 296.5 lb·ft / 296.5 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.2 kW / 99.5 hp / 99.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.5 kW/l / 0.781 bhp/cu in / 0.781 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.8 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.72

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio156.4 kW/ton / 118.5 bhp/ton / 118.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sFuel 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearTorsion bar axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 14 H2Wheels rear6.5J x 14 H2
Tyres front205/70 VR 14Tyres rear205/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC

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