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Mercedes-Benz S 500

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Mercedes-Benz S 500

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in, 285.6 kW / 383.0 hp / 383.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2005
ModelS 500Issued until
SerieS classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5090 l / 179.75 cu ft / 179.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5076 mm / 199.8 in / 199.8 inTotal (curb) weight1940 kg / 4277 lb / 4277 lb
Width1871 mm / 73.7 in / 73.7 inDry weight
Height1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inLoad capacity525 kg / 1157 lb / 1157 lb
Wheelbase3035 mm / 119.5 in / 119.5 inGross (max.) weight2400 kg / 5291 lb / 5291 lb
Track front1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rear1606 mm / 63.2 in / 63.2 inWeight distribution (front)52.6 % / 52.6 % / 52.6 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.27Frontal area (A)2.39 m2 / 25.7 sq ft / 25.7 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.2 kW / 21.7 hp / 21.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore98.0 mm / 3.86 in / 3.86 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity682.63 cm3/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power285.6 kW / 383.0 hp / 383.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)140.8 kW / 188.8 hp / 188.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.149 bhp/cu in / 1.149 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.0 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.10 s / 4.10 s / 4.10 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio197.4 kW/ton / 149.6 bhp/ton / 149.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.4 l/100km / 16.2 mpg-UK / 13.5 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.90 s / 12.90 s / 12.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time13.90 s / 13.90 s / 13.90 s (top 102 km/h / 64 mph / 64 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions279 g/km / 449 g/mi / 449 g/mi
  Range763 km / 474 mi / 474 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8J x 17 ET 43Wheels rear8J x 17 ET 43
Tyres front235/55 R 17Tyres rear235/55 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front350 mm / 13.8 in / 13.8 inBrake diameter rear320 mm / 12.6 in / 12.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz S 500

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