450 SEL 6.9
  • Model
    V 116 E 69
  • Description
    116.036
  • Production
    02.1975 / 09.1975 - 05.1980
  • 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 100 E 69 / 100.985
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V
  • Bore x Stroke
    107 x 95 mm
  • Total displacement
    6834 cc (tax classification: 6786 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    8.8
  • Rated output
    286 hp / 210 kW at 4250 rpm
  • Rated torque
    56 mkg at 3000 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, 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 front axle with torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    twist-beam axle (semi-trailing arm axle with starting- and braking-torque compensation) with hydropneumatic level control
  • Front springs
    coil springs, hydropneumatic spring struts, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, hydropneumatic spring struts, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    hydropneumatic spring struts
  • 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
  • Tires
    215/70 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
    2.65
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    7.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    16.0 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
    1410 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1935 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2420 kg
  • Units produced
    7380
  • Prices
    04.1975: DM 69,930.00
    02.1977: DM 73,093.50
    01.1978: DM 73,752.00
    04.1978: DM 77,392.00
    12.1978: DM 78,960.00
    05.1979: DM 78,999.20
    01.07.1979: DM 79,704.55
    16.07.1979: DM 81,247.00
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