Key facts

1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL V 126 V 126 E 50 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5160 mm
How heavy?
1670 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4973 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
245 PS / 242 bhp / 180 kW @ 4750 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 2750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.30 s
How fast?
230 km/h, 143 mph
How economical?
9.1/11.4/15.4 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL is a saloon designed by Bruno Sacco with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL is one of the V 126 range of cars from Mercedes-Benz.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 242 bhp (245 PS/180 kW) of power at 4750 rpm, and maximum torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 2750 rpm.
A 4 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.
Its claimed kerb weight is 1670 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 230 km/h or 143 mph, claimed fuel consumption is 9.1/11.4/15.4 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL data
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL V 126 V 126 E 50 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerBruno Sacco
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3070 120.9
Track/tread (front) 1555 61.2
Track/tread (rear) 1527 60.1
Length 5160 203.1
Width 1820 71.7
Height 1441 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1670 kg 3682 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 50 / 117.965
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)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 245 PS (242 bhp) (180 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output 48.7 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 2750 rpm
Specific torque 80.43 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1010.8 kPa (146.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 621.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.30 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 230 km/h (143 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 146.92 PS/g
108.06 kW/g
144.91 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.25 kg/kW
15.46 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.1/11.4/15.4 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban as per 80/1268/EEC
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.1/11.4/15.4 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre11.0/8.8/6.5 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG31.0/24.8/18.3 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG25.8/20.6/15.3 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 320.39 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 3.030
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.TB.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension TBAx.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15 H 2
Wheel size rear 7J x 15 H 2
Tyres front 205/65 VR 15
Tyres rear 205/65 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.24
general
Carfolio.com ID7205
Production total
Model code V 126 E 50
Model family V 126
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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