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Mercedes-Benz 260 E

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260 E

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2599 cm3 / 158.6 cu in / 158.6 cu in, 117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1989
Model260 EIssued until
Serie260Number made
Model familyW 124Body 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

Length4740 mm / 186.6 in / 186.6 inTotal (curb) weight1420 kg / 3131 lb / 3131 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1428 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1501 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 103 E 26 / 103.940Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.9 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyBosch KE-Jetronic fuel injectionEngine displacement2599 cm3 / 158.6 cu in / 158.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity433.17 cm3/cylinder / 26.434 cu in/cylinder / 26.434 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.1 kW / 72.6 hp / 72.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.3 kW/l / 0.996 bhp/cu in / 0.996 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque84.7 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio111.3 kW/ton / 84.3 bhp/ton / 84.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.80 s / 9.80 s / 9.80 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs
Wheels front6½J x 15Wheels rear6½J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 91VTyres rear195/65 R 15 91V
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 260 E

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