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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
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

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  

Aerodynamics

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

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

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

Performance

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
  Range

Chassis

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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