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1987 Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL VIN History Check
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Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Specs

(1987 - 1991) - Technical Specifications for Years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991


With a fuel consumption of 12.4 litres/100km - 23 mpg UK - 19 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.5 seconds, a maximum top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h), a curb weight of 3682 lbs (1670 kgs), the W126 500 SEL has a naturally-aspirated V 8 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code 117.965.
This engine produces a maximum power of 252 PS (249 bhp - 185 kW) at 5200 rpm and a maximum torque of 390 Nm (287 lb.ft) at 3750 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Automatic gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the W126 has Independent. mcpherson. coil springs. anti-roll bar front suspension and multilink. coil springs. anti-roll bar rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 205 / 65 on 15 inch rims at the front, and 205 / 65 on 15 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the W126 500 SEL braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.
The W126 model is a car manufactured by Mercedes Benz, with 4 doors and 5 seats, sold new from year 1987 to 1991, and available after that as a used car.

Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Engine Technical Data Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : V 8
Engine Code : 117.965
Fuel type : Petrol
Fuel System : MPI - Bosch KE-Jetronic 3.1
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 4973 cm3 or 303.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 96.5 x 85.0 mm
3.78 x 3.35 inches
Number of valves : 16 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 10.0
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 252 PS or 249 bhp or 185 kW @ 5200 rpm
Maximum torque : 390 Nm or 287 lb.ft @ 3750 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 12.4 L/100km
23 mpg UK / 19 mpg US
Range : 725 Km or 451 miles
Fuel Tank Capacity : 90 L
19.8 UK gallons
23.8 US gallons
CO2 emissions : 289 g/Km (estimate)

Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Performance Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Performance

Top Speed : 230 km/h or 143 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 7.5 s

Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 307 cm or 120.87 inches
Length : 516 cm or 203.15 inches
Width : 182 cm or 71.65 inches
Height : 144 cm or 56.69 inches
Max. Towing Capacity Weight : 0 Kg or 0 lbs
Num. of Seats : 5
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : -
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Vented Discs (- mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Discs (- mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 205/65 R15
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 205/65 R15
Curb Weight : 1670 kg OR 3682 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 6.6 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 510 L
Front Suspension : Independent. mcpherson. coil springs. anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension : multilink. coil springs. anti-roll bar
How much horsepower does a 1987 Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL have?
The 1987 Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL has 252 PS / 249 bhp / 185 kW horsepower.

How much does a Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL weighs?
The Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL weighs 1670 Kg / 3682 lbs.

What is the top speed of a Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL?
The Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL top speed is 230 Km/h / 143 mph.

Is Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL All Wheel Drive (AWD)?
No, the Mercedes Benz W126 500 SEL is not All Wheel Drive (AWD). It's Rear Wheel Drive (RWD).

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