1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE W 108 W 108 III

The 250 SE is a motor vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Paul Bracq-penned 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. The Mercedes-Benz 250 SE is one of the W 108 model family from Mercedes-Benz. The 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.5 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) at 5500 rpm and 216 Nm (159 lbft/22 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 1480 kg. The Mercedes-Benz 250 SE is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 190 km/h which is 118 mph.

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE W 108 W 108 III information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4900 mm
How heavy?
1480 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2497 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
216 Nm / 159 ft.lb / 22 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.8 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

Mercedes-Benz W 108 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2497 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2497 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2497 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2750 mm 108.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1482 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1485 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4900 mm 192.9 inches
Width 1810 mm 71.3 inches
Height 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1480 kg 3263 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 82 litres 18 UK Gal 21.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 129 I / 129.980
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2497 cc
(152.376 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 78.8 mm
3.23 × 3.1 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
59.3 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
216 Nm (159 ft·lb) (22 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.5 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1087 kPa (157.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 416.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.8 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 101.39 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
74.57 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.41 kg/kW
22.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/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
turns lock-to-lock 4.100
Turning circle 11.50 m
Front suspension I.DW.AS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.SwAxle.AS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6J x 14 HB
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 HB
Tyres front 185 H 14
Tyres rear 185 H 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 273 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.92
general
Carfolio.com ID61710
Production total
Model code W 108 III
Model family W 108
RAC rating 25.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.