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Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

2-door 2+2-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, 180.5 kW / 242.1 hp / 242.1 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1985
Model500 SECIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyC 126Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4910 mm / 193.3 in / 193.3 inTotal (curb) weight1610 kg / 3549 lb / 3549 lb
Width1828 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1406 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 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 clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.74 m2 / 8.0 sq ft / 8.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.5 kW / 24.8 hp / 24.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine 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-Jet 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 ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power180.5 kW / 242.1 hp / 242.1 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.1 kW / 110.1 hp / 110.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.3 kW/l / 0.798 bhp/cu in / 0.798 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.2 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) ratio2.24

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sPower-to-weight ratio150.3 kW/ton / 113.9 bhp/ton / 113.9 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

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