500 SEC; from 06.1993: S 500 Coupe
  • Model
    C 140 E 50
  • Description
    140.070
  • Production
    02.1992 / 10.1992 - 05.1996
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection and emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 119 E 50 / 119.970; from 09.1995: 119.980
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    96.5 x 85.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    4973 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0; from 09.1995: 11.0
  • Rated output
    235 kW / 320 hp at 5600 rpm
  • Rated torque
    470 Nm at 3900 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts per cylinder bank (intake camshafts adjustable)
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor-controlled injection system w/ hot-wire air-mass sensor (LH-Jetronic); from 09.1995 w/ HFM (Bosch ME engine management)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 100 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball parameter power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system; internally ventilated four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    7 1/2 J x 16 H 2; from 03.1994: 8 1/2 J x 18 H 2
  • Tires
    235/60 ZR 16; from 03.1994: 255/45 ZR 18
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 08.1995)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    2.65
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    7.2 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.0 / 11.9 / 17.7 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    5-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (from 09.1995)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.59; II. 2.19; III. 1.41; IV. 1.0; V. 0.83; R. 3.16
  • Final drive ratio
    2.65
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    7.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.7 / 10.3 / 17.6 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2945 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1603 / 1576 mm; from 06.1993: 1606 / 1579 mm; from 03.1994: 1614 / 1587 mm
  • Length
    5065 mm
  • Width
    1912 mm
  • Height
    1455 mm; from 06.1993: 1445 mm; from 03.1994: 1452 mm
  • Kerb weight
    2080 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2600 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 14,953 (until 09.1998)
  • Prices
    02.1992: DM 156,180.00
    10.1992: DM 157,548.00
    01.1993: DM 163,702.50
    03.1994: DM 166,922.50
    08.1994: DM 170,372.50
    05.1995: DM 173,822.50
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