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1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC C 126 C 126 E 38 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4910 mm
How heavy?
1585 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3839 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
204 PS / 201 bhp / 150 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
315 Nm / 232 ft.lb / 32.1 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.80 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph
How economical?
8.7/10.8/13.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC technical specifications

Introduction

Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Bruno Sacco with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC belongs to the C 126 range of cars from Mercedes-Benz.
Its 3.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 8 cylinder unit that develops 201 bhp (204 PS/150 kW) of power at 5250 rpm, and maximum torque of 315 N·m (232 lb·ft/32.1 kgm) at 3250 rpm.
This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic transmission.
It weighs a claimed 1585 kg at the kerb.
It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 209 km/h (130 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 8.7/10.8/13.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC data
1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC C 126 C 126 E 38 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBruno Sacco
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2850 112.2
Track/tread (front) 1545 60.8
Track/tread (rear) 1512 59.5
Length 4910 193.3
Width 1828 72
Height 1406 55.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1585 kg 3494 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.340
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 116 E 38 / 116.963
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3839 cc
(234.27 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 78.9 mm
3.46 × 3.11 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 204 PS (201 bhp) (150 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output 52.4 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 315 Nm (232 ft·lb) (32.1 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 82.05 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel inection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1031.1 kPa (149.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 479.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.87 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.80 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 128.58 PS/g
94.57 kW/g
126.81 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.57 kg/kW
17.66 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.7/10.8/13.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.7/10.8/13.9 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre11.5/9.3/7.2 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG32.5/26.2/20.3 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG27.0/21.8/16.9 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 293.02 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 2.890
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6½J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H2
Tyres front 205/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 286 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.47
general
Carfolio.com ID64526
Production total
Model code C 126 E 38
Model family C 126
RAC rating 38.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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