Key facts

1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL V 126 V 126 E 50 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5160 mm
How heavy?
1670 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4973 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
223 PS / 220 bhp / 164 kW @ 4700 rpm
How much torque?
365 Nm / 269 ft.lb / 37.2 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.00 s
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph
How economical?
9.6/12.0/15.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL technical specifications

Introduction

Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style styled by Bruno Sacco with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL belongs to the V 126 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 220 bhp (223 PS/164 kW) at 4700 rpm and 365 N·m (269 lb·ft/37.2 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox.
Stated kerb weight is 1670 kg.
Its maximum speed quoted is 220 km/h (137 mph), claimed fuel consumption is 9.6/12.0/15.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL data
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL V 126 V 126 E 50 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerBruno Sacco
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3070 120.9
Track/tread (front) 1555 61.2
Track/tread (rear) 1527 60.1
Length 5160 203.1
Width 1820 71.7
Height 1441 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1670 kg 3682 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 M 117 E 50 / 117.965
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4973 cc
(303.471 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 85 mm
3.8 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 223 PS (220 bhp) (164 kW)
at 4700 rpm
Specific output 44.2 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 365 Nm (269 ft·lb) (37.2 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 73.4 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 922.3 kPa (133.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 621.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 133.57 PS/g
98.24 kW/g
131.74 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.18 kg/kW
17 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.6/12.0/15.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.6/12.0/15.9 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre10.4/8.3/6.3 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG29.4/23.5/17.8 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG24.5/19.6/14.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 332.46 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.030
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.TB.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension TBAx.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15 H 2
Wheel size rear 7J x 15 H 2
Tyres front 205/65 VR 15
Tyres rear 205/65 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.24
general
Carfolio.com ID193182
Production total
Model code V 126 E 50
Model family V 126
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL added 2009-01-23.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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