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Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

2-door 4-seater coupé, 8-cylinder V engine, 5025 cm3 / 306.6 cu in / 306.6 cu in, 177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 402.0 N·m / 296.5 lb·ft / 296.5 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1977
Model450 SLCIssued until
Serie450Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4760 mm / 187.4 in / 187.4 inTotal (curb) weight1515 kg / 3340 lb / 3340 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 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 constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
FuelStroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5025 cm3 / 306.6 cu in / 306.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity628.13 cm3/cylinder / 38.331 cu in/cylinder / 38.331 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power177.0 kW / 237.4 hp / 237.4 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque402.0 N·m / 296.5 lb·ft / 296.5 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.2 kW/l / 0.774 bhp/cu in / 0.774 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.0 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio159.3 kW/ton / 120.7 bhp/ton / 120.7 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 front205/70-VR14Tyres rear205/70-VR14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

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