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Mercedes-Benz R 500

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz R 500

5-door 6-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHC, 4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in, 225.0 kW / 301.7 hp / 301.7 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed, consumption 13.3 l/100km / 21.2 mpg-UK / 17.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelR 500Issued until
SerieR classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats6
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)314 l / 11.09 cu ft / 11.09 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4191 l / 148.00 cu ft / 148.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2385 l / 84.23 cu ft / 84.23 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5160 mm / 203.1 in / 203.1 inTotal (curb) weight2240 kg / 4938 lb / 4938 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inLoad capacity655 kg / 1444 lb / 1444 lb
Wheelbase3220 mm / 126.8 in / 126.8 inGross (max.) weight2895 kg / 6382 lb / 6382 lb
Track frontTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.72 m2 / 29.3 sq ft / 29.3 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 valves24
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 detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity620.74 cm3/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power225.0 kW / 301.7 hp / 301.7 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)90.0 kW / 120.7 hp / 120.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.3 kW/l / 0.996 bhp/cu in / 0.996 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.6 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio136.6 kW/ton / 103.5 bhp/ton / 103.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)18.1 l/100km / 15.6 mpg-UK / 13.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.3 l/100km / 21.2 mpg-UK / 17.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions237 g/km / 381 g/mi / 381 g/mi
  Range602 km / 374 mi / 374 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Traction control. Electronic stabilisation
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/55R18Tyres rear255/55R18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz R 500

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