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Mercedes-Benz W463 G 500

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz W463 G 500

2-door 5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 18-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3199 cm3 / 195.2 cu in / 195.2 cu in, 217.0 kW / 291.0 hp / 291.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 456.0 N·m / 336.3 lb·ft / 336.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1998
ModelW463 G 500Issued until0
SerieG classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformW463Number of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4275 mm / 168.3 in / 168.3 inTotal (curb) weight2350 kg / 5181 lb / 5181 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1941 mm / 76.4 in / 76.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78125  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.90 m2 / 31.3 sq ft / 31.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves18
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1547619047619
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3199 cm3 / 195.2 cu in / 195.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity620.74 cm3/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power217.0 kW / 291.0 hp / 291.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque456.0 N·m / 336.3 lb·ft / 336.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)86.8 kW / 116.4 hp / 116.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output67.8 kW/l / 1.491 bhp/cu in / 1.491 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque142.5 N·m/l / 1.25 lb·ft/cu in / 1.25 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7.5JWheels rear7.5J
Tyres front265/60 R18Tyres rear265/60 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz W463 G 500

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