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1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL V 116 V 116 E 45 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5060 mm
How heavy?
1765 kg
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4520 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
225 PS / 221.5 bhp / 165 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
378 Nm / 279 ft.lb / 38.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.30 s
How fast?
210 km/h, 130 mph

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels.
It is part of Mercedes-Benz's V 116 range of cars.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 4.5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 221.5 bhp (225 PS/165 kW) at 5000 rpm and 378 N·m (279 lb·ft/38.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
It weighs a stated 1765 kg at the kerb.
It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 210 km/h which is 130 mph.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL data
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL V 116 V 116 E 45 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2960 116.5
Track/tread (front) 1521 59.9
Track/tread (rear) 1505 59.3
Length 5060 199.2
Width 1870 73.6
Height 1430 56.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1765 kg 3891 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 96 litres 21.1 UK Gal 25.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 117 E 45 / 117.983
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.5 litre
4520 cc
(275.827 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 85 mm
3.62 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 225 PS (221.5 bhp) (165 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 49 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 378 Nm (279 ft·lb) (38.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 83.63 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1050.9 kPa (152.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 565 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.30 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 127.24 PS/g
93.58 kW/g
125.5 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.69 kg/kW
17.85 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 rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½J x 14 H 2-B
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H 2-B
Tyres front 205/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 278 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID193622
Production total
Model code V 116 E 45
Model family V 116
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL added 2009-01-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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