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Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 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, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1992
Model420 SECIssued until
Serie420Number made
Model familyBody 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)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5065 mm / 199.4 in / 199.4 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1912 mm / 75.3 in / 75.3 inDry weight
Height1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2495 mm / 98.2 in / 98.2 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 clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio2.03  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.5 sq ft / 25.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)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)85.3 kW / 114.4 hp / 114.4 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 typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
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 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 420 SEC

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