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Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder V engine, 3839 cm3 / 234.3 cu in / 234.3 cu in, 153.0 kW / 205.2 hp / 205.2 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1982
Model380 SELIssued until
Serie380Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5140 mm / 202.4 in / 202.4 inTotal (curb) weight1615 kg / 3560 lb / 3560 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
FuelStroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3839 cm3 / 234.3 cu in / 234.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity479.88 cm3/cylinder / 29.284 cu in/cylinder / 29.284 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power153.0 kW / 205.2 hp / 205.2 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.2 kW / 82.1 hp / 82.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.9 kW/l / 0.876 bhp/cu in / 0.876 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.1 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear 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 ratio128.7 kW/ton / 97.5 bhp/ton / 97.5 bhp/ton
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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 380 SEL

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