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Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1992
Model500 SECIssued until
Serie500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5065 mm / 199.4 in / 199.4 inTotal (curb) weight2080 kg / 4586 lb / 4586 lb
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 clearanceFuel 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 valves32
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyBo KE5-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity621.63 cm3/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.4 kW / 128.0 hp / 128.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.0 kW/l / 1.054 bhp/cu in / 1.054 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.5 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio153.8 kW/ton / 116.6 bhp/ton / 116.6 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
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 front225/60-R16Tyres rear225/60-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC

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