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Mercedes-Benz S 320 L

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz S 320 L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 18-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3199 cm3 / 195.2 cu in / 195.2 cu in, 164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1998
ModelS 320 LIssued until
SerieS classNumber made
Model familyV 220Body construction
Model codeV 220 E 32Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5158 mm / 203.1 in / 203.1 inTotal (curb) weight1800 kg / 3968 lb / 3968 lb
Width1855 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1444 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3085 mm / 121.5 in / 121.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1574 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1574 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 112 E 32 / 112.944Total number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves18
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement3199 cm3 / 195.2 cu in / 195.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity533.17 cm3/cylinder / 32.536 cu in/cylinder / 32.536 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.1 kW / 111.5 hp / 111.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.5 kW/l / 1.132 bhp/cu in / 1.132 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.5 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio122.8 kW/ton / 93.0 bhp/ton / 93.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 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
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle12.1 m / 39.7 ft / 39.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 LinksSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 16Wheels rear7.5J x 16
Tyres front225/60 R 16 VTyres rear225/60 R 16 V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front312 mm / 12.3 in / 12.3 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz S 320 L

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