1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 C 107 C 107 E 50

This car has a 2 door coupé body style styled by Friedrich Geiger with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. It forms part of Mercedes-Benz's C 107 range of cars. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 237 bhp (240 PS/177 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 402 N·m (296 lb·ft/41 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine powers the wheels through a 3 speed automatic 'box. Stated kerb weight is 1515 kg. Top quoted speed is 225 km/h, or 140 mph.

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Key facts

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 C 107 C 107 E 50 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1515 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5025 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
240 PS / 237 bhp / 177 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
402 Nm / 296 ft.lb / 41 kgm @ 3200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.5 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
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 135 5.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1515 kg 3340
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 / 117.960
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
5025 cc
(306.644 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 97 × 85 mm
3.82 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
240 PS (237 bhp) (177 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
47.2 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
402 Nm (296 ft·lb) (41 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jetronic fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1005.3 kPa (145.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 628.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 158.61 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
116.65 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
156.44 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.57 kg/kW
14.32 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 3.300
Turning circle 11.50 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.RS.
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
Braked area 2911 cm2
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.72
general
Carfolio.com ID61853
Production total
Model code C 107 E 50
Model family C 107
RAC rating 46.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 added 1999-08-16.
Last modified 2013-06-19.