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Mercedes-Benz S 420

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Mercedes-Benz S 420

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve straight (inline) engine, 4195 cm3 / 256.0 cu in / 256.0 cu in, 205.0 kW / 274.9 hp / 274.9 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 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 420Issued until
SerieS classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5120 mm / 201.6 in / 201.6 inTotal (curb) weight1990 kg / 4387 lb / 4387 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

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 constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4195 cm3 / 256.0 cu in / 256.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity524.50 cm3/cylinder / 32.007 cu in/cylinder / 32.007 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power205.0 kW / 274.9 hp / 274.9 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output48.9 kW/l / 1.074 bhp/cu in / 1.074 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.4 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 ratio140.2 kW/ton / 106.2 bhp/ton / 106.2 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz S 420

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