500 SEL (special protection version)

500 SEL (special protection version)
  • Model
    V 126 E 50
  • Description
    126.037
  • Production
    11.1985 - 01.1992
  • production standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection; emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst as an option, from 09.1986 as standard)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 117 E 50 / 117.965
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    96.5 x 85.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    4973 cc (tax classification: 4939 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.0; from 09.1987: 10.0
  • Rated output
    245 hp / 180 kW at 4750 rpm (with catalyst 223 hp / 164 kW at 4700 rpm); from 09.1987: 265 hp / 195 kW (with catalyst 252 hp / 185 kW) at 5200 rpm
  • Rated torque
    400 Nm at 3750 rpm (with catalyst 365 Nm at 2500 rpm); from~09.1987: 405 Nm at 4000 rpm (with catalyst 390 Nm at 3750 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-electronically controlled~(Bosch KE-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 90 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    semi-trailing arm axle (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, hydropneumatic spring struts, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system;~disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    7 J x 15 H 2
  • Tires
    215/65 R 15 102 H
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 09.1988)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.68; II. 2.41; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.14
  • Final drive ratio
    2.24
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (from 09.1988)
  • 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
    2.24
  • Wheelbase
    3070 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1555 / 1527 mm
  • Length
    5160 mm
  • Width
    1820 mm
  • Height
    1441 mm
  • Kerb weight
    depending on the extent of the special protection equipment
  • Gross weight
    depending on the extent of the special protection equipment
  • Units produced
    262
  • Prices
    no list price
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