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Mercedes-Benz 400 SEL

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Mercedes-Benz 400 SEL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4196 cm3 / 256.1 cu in / 256.1 cu in, 213.3 kW / 286.0 hp / 286.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1991
Model400 SELIssued until
Serie400Number 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)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5212 mm / 205.2 in / 205.2 inTotal (curb) weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Width1887 mm / 74.3 in / 74.3 inDry weight
Height1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3139 mm / 123.6 in / 123.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.39 m2 / 25.7 sq ft / 25.7 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)18.4 kW / 24.7 hp / 24.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyBo LH-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement4196 cm3 / 256.1 cu in / 256.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity524.50 cm3/cylinder / 32.007 cu in/cylinder / 32.007 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power213.3 kW / 286.0 hp / 286.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)108.8 kW / 145.9 hp / 145.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.8 kW/l / 1.117 bhp/cu in / 1.117 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio143.0 kW/ton / 108.3 bhp/ton / 108.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB),ALC
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/40-ZR17Tyres rear245/40-ZR17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 400 SEL

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