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Mercedes-Benz CL 600 Coupe

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL 600 Coupe

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 36-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5786 cm3 / 353.1 cu in / 353.1 cu in, 273.7 kW / 367.0 hp / 367.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 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
ModelCL 600 CoupeIssued until
SerieCL classNumber made
Model familyC 215Body construction
Model codeC 215 E 58Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2492 l / 88.00 cu ft / 88.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4993 mm / 196.6 in / 196.6 inTotal (curb) weight1955 kg / 4310 lb / 4310 lb
Width1857 mm / 73.1 in / 73.1 inDry weight
Height1398 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2885 mm / 113.6 in / 113.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1578 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 137 E 58 / 137.970Total number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves36
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement5786 cm3 / 353.1 cu in / 353.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity482.17 cm3/cylinder / 29.424 cu in/cylinder / 29.424 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power273.7 kW / 367.0 hp / 367.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)119.5 kW / 160.2 hp / 160.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.039 bhp/cu in / 1.039 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque91.6 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 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 ratio187.7 kW/ton / 142.2 bhp/ton / 142.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 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 emissions333 g/km / 536 g/mi / 536 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs
Wheels front7.5J x 17 H 2Wheels rear7.5J x 17 H 2
Tyres front225/55 R 17 97 WTyres rear225/55 R 17 97 W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front345 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 inBrake diameter rear315 mm / 12.4 in / 12.4 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz CL 600 Coupe

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