• Model
    C 209 E 55
  • Description
    209.372
  • Production
    11.2005 / 06.2006 - 11.2008
  • 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 273 E 55 / 273.9
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    98.0 x 90.5 mm
  • Total displacement
    5461 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.7
  • Rated output
    285 kW / 388 hp at 6000 rpm
  • Rated torque
    530 Nm at 2800 - 4800 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts per cylinder bank (variable adjustment)
  • Camshaft drive
    intake camshafts via double roller chain, outlet camshafts via gearwheel engagement with intake camshafts
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor controlled injection system with hot-film air mass sensor (Bosch ME engine management)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in front of the rear axle / 62 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    three-link suspension / McPherson strut
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    rack-and-pinion parameter power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, antilock system and Brake Assist; disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    front: 7 1/2 J x 17 H 2; rear: 8 1/2 J x 17 H 2
  • Tires
    front: 225/45 R 17 91 Y; rear: 245/40 R 17 91 Y
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    7-speed automatic transmission (electronically controlled)
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.38; II. 2.86; III. 1.92; IV. 1.37; V. 1.0; VI. 0.82; VII. 0.73; R. 3.42
  • Final drive ratio
    2.65
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    5.2 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    16.7-16.8 / 8.3-8.4 / 11.4-11.5 l
  • by Guideline
    93/116/EC; figures apply to City (urban) / EUDC (extra-urban) / NEDC (New European Driving Cycle, average from <36.8%> City and <63.2%> EUDC)
  • Wheelbase
    2715 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1497 / 1478 mm
  • Length
    4652 mm
  • Width
    1740 mm
  • Height
    1415 mm (with sports suspension: 1400 mm)
  • Kerb weight
    1675 kg
  • by Guideline
    EC 92/21 (including driver, 68 kg, and baggage, 7 kg; tank 90 % full)
  • Gross weight
    2130 kg
  • Units produced
    2,590
  • Prices
    04.2006: EUR 59,856.00
    08.2006: EUR 60,204.00
    01.2007: EUR 61,761.00
    07.2007: EUR 62,058.50
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