Key facts

1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC C 107 C 107 E 45 / 107.024 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1630 kg
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4520 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
220 PS / 217 bhp / 162 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
359 Nm / 265 ft.lb / 36.6 kgm @ 3250 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 SLC technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC is a 2 door coupé-bodied car designed by Friedrich Geiger with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC is one of the C 107 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.5 litre, single overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 217 bhp (220 PS/162 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 359 N·m (265 lb·ft/36.6 kgm) at 3250 rpm.
Power is delivered to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
Claimed kerb weight is 1630 kg.
Top stated speed is 210 km/h (130 mph).
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC data
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC C 107 C 107 E 45 / 107.024 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2815 110.8
Track/tread (front) 1452 57.2
Track/tread (rear) 1440 56.7
Length 4750 187
Width 1790 70.5
Height 1330 52.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1630 kg 3594 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 45 / 117.982
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
(DIN)
220 PS (217 bhp) (162 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
48 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
359 Nm (265 ft·lb) (36.6 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
79.42 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jetronic fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 998.1 kPa (144.8 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 134.98 PS/g
99.27 kW/g
133.13 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.07 kg/kW
16.83 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 3.300
Turning circle 11.60 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6½J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H 2
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 ID61666
Production total 31739
Model code C 107 E 45 / 107.024
Model family C 107
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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