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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC C 216 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5065 mm
How heavy?
2045 kg
What size engine?
5.5 litre, 5461 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
388 PS / 383 bhp / 286 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
530 Nm / 391 ft.lb / 54 kgm @ 2800-4800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.40 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power through all four wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC belongs to the C 216 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 383 bhp (388 PS/286 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 530 N·m (391 lb·ft/54 kgm) at 2800-4800 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 7 speed automatic transmission.
Stated kerb weight is 2045 kg.
It is claimed to attain a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC data
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC C 216 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2955 116.3
Track/tread (front) 1601 63
Track/tread (rear) 1607 63.3
Length 5065 199.4
Width 1871 73.7
Height 1418 55.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 2045 kg 4508 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.5 litre
5461 cc
(333.251 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98 × 90.5 mm
3.86 × 3.56 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 388 PS (383 bhp) (286 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 530 Nm (391 ft·lb) (54 kgm)
at 2800-4800 rpm
Specific torque 97.05 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.7:1
Fuel system Bosch HFM fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1219.6 kPa (176.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 189.89 PS/g
139.66 kW/g
187.29 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.16 kg/kW
11.96 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.4Li.CS.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.
Wheel size front 8½J x 18 ET43
Wheel size rear 8½J x 18 ET43
Tyres front 255/45 R 18
Tyres rear 255/45 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 7 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 2.65
general
Carfolio.com ID174999
Production total
Model code
Model family C 216
RAC rating 47.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC added 2008-04-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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