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Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL (W126) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1655-1721 kg (3649-3794 lbs)
Introduced 1980
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 16.6 l/100 km (14 mpg US / 17 mpg UK)
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Acceleration

0 - 40 kph2.6 s
0 - 80 kph6.1 s
0 - 100 kph8.1 s
0 - 120 kph11.5 s
0 - 130 kph13.3 s
0 - 140 kph15.6 s
0 - 160 kph20.7 s
0 - 180 kph27.5 s
0 - 200 kph38.4 s
Est. 1000 m31.9 s @ 188.0 kph
80 - 120 kph5.4 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph7.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph32.2 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph7.6 s
0 - 100 mph21.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile11.3 s @ 75.2 mph
1/4 mile16.2 s @ 88.2 mph
Est. 1/2 mile27.9 s @ 113.1 mph
Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed234 kph (145 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.39 g (4 m/s²)
18m slalom54.7 kph (34.0 mph)
Emissions386 g/km
100 kph - 046 m (153 ft)
130 kph - 078 m (255 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8, 16 valves, n/a
Displacement 5.0 l (303 ci / 4973 cc)
Power 231 ps (228 bhp / 170 kw)
Torque 405 Nm (299 lb-ft)
Power / liter 46 ps (46 hp)
Power / weight 137 ps (135 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 14 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 4 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Interior noise

Noise @ idle40 dB
Noise @ 80 kph67 dB
Noise @ 100 kph69 dB
Noise @ 130 kph71 dB
Noise @ 160 kph73 dB
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Suveen M.D.  1m ago

Between 1980 to 1990 this was the top of the line

 

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FastestLaps  1m ago

In certain aspects it is still top of the line.


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MXN  12y ago

It's a Fantastic Car for all times!


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BumRush  13y ago

Ewwwwwwww, nahhh


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Anonymous  13y ago

Between 1980 and 1985 this was the top Mercedes.