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Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 48-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5987 cm3 / 365.3 cu in / 365.3 cu in, 299.8 kW / 402.0 hp / 402.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 256 km/h / 159 mph / 159 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1991
Model600 SELIssued until
Serie600Number made
Model familyV 140Body construction
Model codeV 140 E 60Body 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

Length5213 mm / 205.2 in / 205.2 inTotal (curb) weight2230 kg / 4916 lb / 4916 lb
Width1886 mm / 74.3 in / 74.3 inDry weight
Height1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3140 mm / 123.6 in / 123.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1603 mm / 63.1 in / 63.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1576 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
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 CodeM 120 E 60Total number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves48
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyBo LH-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement5987 cm3 / 365.3 cu in / 365.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity498.92 cm3/cylinder / 30.446 cu in/cylinder / 30.446 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power299.8 kW / 402.0 hp / 402.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)128.2 kW / 171.9 hp / 171.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.9 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed256 km/h / 159 mph / 159 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio180.3 kW/ton / 136.6 bhp/ton / 136.6 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.96Turning 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 front7.5J x 16 H2Wheels rear7.5J x 16 H2
Tyres front235/60 ZR 16Tyres rear235/60 ZR 16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front320 mm / 12.6 in / 12.6 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 600 SEL

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