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Mercedes-Benz ML 430

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz ML 430

5-door 5-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4266 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in, 199.8 kW / 267.9 hp / 267.9 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1998
ModelML 430Issued until
SerieML classNumber made
Model familyW 163Body construction
Model codeW 163 E 43Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)633 l / 22.35 cu ft / 22.35 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4587 mm / 180.6 in / 180.6 inTotal (curb) weight2090 kg / 4608 lb / 4608 lb
Width1833 mm / 72.2 in / 72.2 inDry weight
Height1802 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1555 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1555 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.81 m2 / 30.2 sq ft / 30.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 113 E 43Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4266 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity533.25 cm3/cylinder / 32.541 cu in/cylinder / 32.541 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power199.8 kW / 267.9 hp / 267.9 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.4 kW / 133.3 hp / 133.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.8 kW/l / 1.029 bhp/cu in / 1.029 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque91.4 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio128.2 kW/ton / 97.2 bhp/ton / 97.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.90 s / 7.90 s / 7.90 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.6Turning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,UTrans Links,LowTrans Links, Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,U<rans Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8.5J x 17 H2Wheels rear8.5J x 17 H2
Tyres front275/55 R 17 109HTyres rear275/55 R 17 109H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front345 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 inBrake diameter rear331 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz ML 430

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