Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL vs Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

Picture of Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126)
Picture of Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL (W126)
Category 500 SEL560 SEL
Engine layout 5.0 l V85.5 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228279 / 275
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 405 / 299430 / 317
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1688 / 37211859 / 4098
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 137 / 135150 / 148

Performance

Category 500 SEL560 SEL
0 - 100 kph 8.1 s7.8 s
0 - 200 kph 38.4 s37.7 s
Est. 1000 m 31.9 s @ 188.0 kph31.1 s @ 190.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 32.2 s29.9 s
0 - 100 mph 21.1 s18.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 11.3 s @ 75.2 mph11.1 s @ 77.0 mph
1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 88.2 mph15.6 s
Est. 1/2 mile 27.9 s @ 113.1 mph27.2 s @ 114.3 mph
Top speed 234 kph (145 mph)242 kph (150 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.39 g (4 m/s²)0.41 g (4 m/s²)

Summary

Category 500 SEL560 SEL
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 8791000
Total 8791000

Verdict

560 SEL is the fastest by a small margin.

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Anonymous  14y ago

W126 is the best S-class Mercedes ever!