350 SEL
  • Model
    V 116 E 35
  • Description
    116.029
  • Production
    09.1973 / 11.1973 - 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 116 E 35 / 116.983, from 01.1976: 116.985
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V
  • Bore x Stroke
    92 x 65.8 mm
  • Total displacement
    3499 cc (tax classification: 3459 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.5; from 01.1976: 9.0
  • Rated output
    200 hp / 147 kW at 5800 rpm;~from 01.1976: 195 hp / 143 kW at 5500 rpm;~from 04.1978: 205 hp / 151 kW at 5750 rpm
  • Rated torque
    29.2 mkg at 4000 rpm; from 01.1976: 28 mkg at 4000 rpm;~from 04.1978: 29 mkg at 4000 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 01.1976 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
    semi-trailing arm axle (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 HR 14
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.96; II. 2.34; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 3.72
  • Final drive ratio
    3.46
  • Maximum speed
    205 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.0 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    13.0 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • 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
    3.46
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    13.0 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
    1430 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1700 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2220 kg
  • Units produced
    4266
  • Prices
    02.1974: DM 33,932.70
    06.1974: DM 35,364.60
    02.1975: DM 37,418.10
    02.1977: DM 38,550.30
    01.1978: DM 38,897.60
    04.1978: DM 40,824.00
    12.1978: DM 41,652.80
    05.1979: DM 41,848.80
    01.07.1979: DM 42,222.45
    16.07.1979: DM 43,041.70
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