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Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 6834 cm3 / 417.0 cu in / 417.0 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 550.0 N·m / 405.7 lb·ft / 405.7 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 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 from1975
Model450 SEL 6.9Issued until
Serie450Number made7380
Model familyBody construction
Model codeV 116 E 69 / 116.036Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5060 mm / 199.2 in / 199.2 inTotal (curb) weight1935 kg / 4266 lb / 4266 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2960 mm / 116.5 in / 116.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity96 l / 21.1 UK gal / 25.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

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 CodeM 100 E 69 / 100.985Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore107.0 mm / 4.21 in / 4.21 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement6834 cm3 / 417.0 cu in / 417.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity854.25 cm3/cylinder / 52.130 cu in/cylinder / 52.130 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque550.0 N·m / 405.7 lb·ft / 405.7 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)99.8 kW / 133.9 hp / 133.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.8 kW/l / 0.676 bhp/cu in / 0.676 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.5 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) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

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 ratio145.7 kW/ton / 110.4 bhp/ton / 110.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sFuel 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.7Turning circle12.1 m / 39.7 ft / 39.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6.5J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6.5J x 14 H 2
Tyres front215/70 VR 14Tyres rear215/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

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