Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL vs Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

Picture of Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126)
Picture of Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL (W126)
Category 500 SEL420 SEL
Engine layout 5.0 l V84.2 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228218 / 215
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 405 / 299329 / 243
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1655 / 36491640 / 3616
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 140 / 138133 / 131

Performance

Category 500 SEL420 SEL
0 - 100 kph 8.1 s7.9 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 7.4 s7.4 s
0 - 100 mph 21.1 s20.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 11.2 s @ 75.8 mph11.0 s @ 76.4 mph
Top speed 234 kph (145 mph)223 kph (139 mph)

Summary

Category 500 SEL420 SEL
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 483487
Total 483487

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Anonymous  12y ago

That's why I ask the 0-100 km/h time. The 1980 500 SEL has 76 Nm more, but it has slower 0-100 and 0-160 accerelation than the 1985 420 SEL.