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Mercedes-Benz 260 SEL

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Mercedes-Benz 260 SEL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2599 cm3 / 158.6 cu in / 158.6 cu in, 125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 228.0 N·m / 168.2 lb·ft / 168.2 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1986
Model260 SELIssued until
Serie260Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5159 mm / 203.1 in / 203.1 inTotal (curb) weight
Width2007 mm / 79.0 in / 79.0 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3071 mm / 120.9 in / 120.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.47 m2 / 26.5 sq ft / 26.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.9 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2599 cm3 / 158.6 cu in / 158.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity433.17 cm3/cylinder / 26.434 cu in/cylinder / 26.434 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque228.0 N·m / 168.2 lb·ft / 168.2 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.1 kW / 67.2 hp / 67.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.2 kW/l / 1.059 bhp/cu in / 1.059 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque87.7 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 260 SEL


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