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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E W 124 W 124 E 50 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1710 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4973 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
326 PS / 322 bhp / 240 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
480 Nm / 354 ft.lb / 48.9 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.30 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.80 s
How fast?
251 km/h, 156 mph

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz 500 E is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied motor vehicle styled by Bruno Sacco/Joseph Gallitzendörfer/Peter Pfeiffer with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 500 E is one of the W 124 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 322 bhp (326 PS/240 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 480 N·m (354 lb·ft/48.9 kgm) at 3900 rpm.
A 4 speed automatic transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Having a claimed kerb weight of 1710 kg, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E can dispense with the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 6.80 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 26.7 seconds.
Its maximum speed claimed is 251 km/h or 156 mph.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E data
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E W 124 W 124 E 50 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerBruno Sacco/Joseph Gallitzendörfer/Peter Pfeiffer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2800 110.2
Track/tread (front) 1538 60.6
Track/tread (rear) 1529 60.2
Length 4750 187
Width 1796 70.7
Height 1410 55.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1710 kg 3770 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 119 E 50 / 119.974
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4973 cc
(303.471 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 85 mm
3.8 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 326 PS (322 bhp) (240 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output 64.7 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 480 Nm (354 ft·lb) (48.9 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque 96.52 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch LH-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1212.9 kPa (175.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 621.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.00 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.30 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.80 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 15.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.70 s
Standing kilometre 26.70 s
Maximum speed 251 km/h (156 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 190.92 PS/g
140.42 kW/g
188.3 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.12 kg/kW
11.9 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 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 16 H2
Wheel size rear 8J x 16 H2
Tyres front 225/55 ZR 16
Tyres rear 225/55 ZR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 278 mm
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.82
general
Carfolio.com ID7194
Production total
Model code W 124 E 50
Model family W 124
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500 E added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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