Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 Premium Sedan Design

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 Premium Sedan Design – The Mercedes-Benz generation of new premium class vehicles W116 was introduced to the public in September 1972. One of them was the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL introduced with its wheelbase extended to 100 extra millimeters; as with the predecessor model, additional space is presented to increase legroom behind.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 Premium Sedan Design

The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 has 225 PS (165 kW) in most markets, federalized cars offer 190 hp (142 kW) while Swedish market cars have EGR-valve and 200 PS (147 kW). The 1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL received the plusher interior too, with velor or leather seats rather than plaid fabric from the lower model. The inside of the door also has a different design, pulled around the window.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 Premium Sedan Design

The W116 S-Class combines a variety of safety innovations that are applied to premium sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 body structure that is reinforced on the Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972 featuring more stable security passenger cells with a rigid roof frame structure. Roof pillars and high-strength doors, along with other reinforced zones, provide enhanced passenger passenger protection. Deformation zones or crumple zones on the front and back.

BODYWORK
Body type 4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors 4
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
mm inches
Wheelbase 2960 116.5
Track/tread (front) 1521 59.9
Track/tread (rear) 1505 59.3
Length 5060 199.2
Width 1870 73.6
Height 1430 56.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1765 kg 3891 lb
fuel tank capacity 96 litres 21.1 UK Gal 25.4 US Gal
ENGINE
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 117 E 45 / 117.983
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.5 litre
4520 cc
(275.827 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 85 mm
3.62 × 3.35 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 225 PS (221.5 bhp) (165 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 49 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 378 Nm (279 ft·lb) (38.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 83.63 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1050.9 kPa (152.4 psi)
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 565 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.3 s
Maximum speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 127.24 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.5 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.69 kg/kW
17.85 lb/bhp
CHASSIS
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½J x 14 H 2-B
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H 2-B
Tyres front 205/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 278 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 1972

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