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Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in, 182.7 kW / 245.0 hp / 245.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1986
Model500 SELIssued until
Serie500Number 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5159 mm / 203.1 in / 203.1 inTotal (curb) weight1666 kg / 3673 lb / 3673 lb
Width2007 mm / 79.0 in / 79.0 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3071 mm / 120.9 in / 120.9 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 ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.47 m2 / 26.5 sq ft / 26.5 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
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 supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement4973 cm3 / 303.5 cu in / 303.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity621.63 cm3/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder / 37.934 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power182.7 kW / 245.0 hp / 245.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque399.0 N·m / 294.3 lb·ft / 294.3 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.9 kW / 108.4 hp / 108.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.807 bhp/cu in / 0.807 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.2 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 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) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sPower-to-weight ratio147.1 kW/ton / 111.4 bhp/ton / 111.4 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 500 SEL

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