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Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 260.2 kW / 348.9 hp / 348.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.1 l/100km / 23.3 mpg-UK / 19.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1997
ModelE 55 AMGIssued until
SerieE classNumber made
Model familyW 210Body construction
Model codeW 210 E 55Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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

Length4795 mm / 188.8 in / 188.8 inTotal (curb) weight1710 kg / 3770 lb / 3770 lb
Width1799 mm / 70.8 in / 70.8 inDry weight
Height1411 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2833 mm / 111.5 in / 111.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1531 mm / 60.3 in / 60.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 113 E 43 / 113.980Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity679.88 cm3/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power260.2 kW / 348.9 hp / 348.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)116.1 kW / 155.7 hp / 155.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.051 bhp/cu in / 1.051 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.82

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sPower-to-weight ratio204.1 kW/ton / 154.6 bhp/ton / 154.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.8 l/100km / 15.9 mpg-UK / 13.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.1 l/100km / 23.3 mpg-UK / 19.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time13.90 s / 13.90 s / 13.90 s (top 104 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time24.20 s / 24.20 s / 24.20 s CO2 emissions283 g/km / 456 g/mi / 456 g/mi (est.)
  Range661 km / 411 mi / 411 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8J x 18 H 2Wheels rear9J x 18 H 2
Tyres front235/40 ZR 18Tyres rear265/35 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front334 mm / 13.1 in / 13.1 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG

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