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Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz C 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, 255.0 kW / 342.0 hp / 342.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 5-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 from1998
ModelC 55 AMGIssued until
SerieC classNumber made
Model familyW 202Body construction
Model codeW 202 E 55Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)455 l / 16.07 cu ft / 16.07 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4516 mm / 177.8 in / 177.8 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1723 mm / 67.8 in / 67.8 inDry weight
Height1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 113 E 55 / 113.983Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBosch ME fuel inj.Engine 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 power255.0 kW / 342.0 hp / 342.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)111.0 kW / 148.9 hp / 148.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.9 kW/l / 1.030 bhp/cu in / 1.030 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 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)Power-to-weight ratio217.8 kW/ton / 165.0 bhp/ton / 165.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning 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)
Wheels front7.5J x 17 H2Wheels rear8.5J x 17 H2
Tyres front225/45 ZR 17Tyres rear245/40 ZR 17
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 detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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

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