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Mercedes-Benz S 500

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Mercedes-Benz S 500

2-door, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve straight (inline) engine, 4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in, 236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1996
ModelS 500Issued until
SerieS classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5120 mm / 201.6 in / 201.6 inTotal (curb) weight2004 kg / 4418 lb / 4418 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.39 m2 / 25.8 sq ft / 25.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.72 m2 / 7.7 sq ft / 7.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.8 kW / 23.9 hp / 23.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity621.68 cm3/cylinder / 37.937 cu in/cylinder / 37.937 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque470.0 N·m / 346.7 lb·ft / 346.7 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.4 kW / 126.6 hp / 126.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.5 kW/l / 1.043 bhp/cu in / 1.043 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.5 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
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 ratio160.5 kW/ton / 121.6 bhp/ton / 121.6 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
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 S 500

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