1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC C 107 C 107 E 50

This car has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Friedrich Geiger with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC belongs to the C 107 model family from Mercedes-Benz. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 237 bhp (240 PS/177 kW) at 5000 rpm and 402 N·m (296 lb·ft/41 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1515 kg. Top claimed speed is 225 km/h, which equates to 140 mph.

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Key facts

1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC C 107 C 107 E 50 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4 seats
How long?
4750 mm
How heavy?
1515 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4973 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: 7.8 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

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1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC data
bodywork
Body type4 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2815 mm 110.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1452 mm 57.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Length 4750 mm 187 inches
Width 1790 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1515 kg 3340 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
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
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 240 PS (237 bhp) (177 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 47.7 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 402 Nm (296 ft·lb) (41 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque 80.84 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bo K-Jetronic fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1015.8 kPa (147.3 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 7.8 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 11.60 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension TBAx.CS.ARB.
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 278 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.72
general
Carfolio.com ID84997
Production total
Model code C 107 E 50
Model family C 107
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC added 2001-07-26.
Last modified 2013-06-19.