450 SEL
  • Model
    V 116 E 45
  • Description
    116.033
  • Production
    12.1972 / 02.1973 - 06.1980
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 117 E 45 / 117.983, from 11.1975: 117.986
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V
  • Bore x Stroke
    92 x 85 mm
  • Total displacement
    4520 cc (tax classification: 4489 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    8.8
  • Rated output
    225 hp / 165 kW at 5000 rpm;~from 11.1975: 217 hp / 165 kW at 5000 rpm;~from 04.1978: 225 hp / 165 kW at 5000 rpm
  • Rated torque
    38.5 mkg at 3000 rpm; from 11.1975: 36.7 mkg at 3250 rpm;~from 04.1978: 37.5 mkg at 3250 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic);~from 11.1975 mechanically controlled (Bosch K-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 96 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    twist-beam axle (semi-trailing arm axle with starting- and braking-torque compensation), hydropneumatic level control optional
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, antilock system optional from 12.1978; disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    6 1/2 J x 14 H 2-B
  • Tires
    205/70 VR 14
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    3-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I: 2.31; II: 1.46; III: 1.0; R: 1.84
  • Final drive ratio
    3.07
  • Maximum speed
    210 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    14.5 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Wheelbase
    2960 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1521 / 1505 mm
  • Length
    5060 mm
  • Width
    1870 mm
  • Height
    1430 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1765 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2285 kg
  • Units produced
    59,578
  • Prices
    03.1973: DM 38,572.50
    02.1974: DM 40,304.10
    06.1974: DM 42,002.40
    02.1975: DM 44,444.40
    02.1977: DM 45,789.60
    01.1978: DM 46,211.20
    04.1978: DM 48,496.00
    12.1978: DM 49,481.60
    05.1979: DM 49,677.60
    01.07.1979: DM 50,121.15
    16.07.1979: DM 51,087.30
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