Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 Strong Comfortable Design

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 Strong Comfortable Design – The Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 liter represents the absolute limit of the Stuttgart brand, just under 600. It is based on the long wheelbase chassis of the W116 S-Class, and was launched in 1972, which is intended primarily for comfort and feel elegant.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 Strong Comfortable Design

Equipped with a 6.9 liter V8 that developed 286bhp, the performance rivaled the best sportscars of the period. The W116 class marks a complete break with the past. Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 uses the largest engine made in Europe at the time and displays outstanding performance.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 Strong Comfortable Design

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975 Luxurious luxury limousine, with decent performance from sportscar in that period, 6.9 L offers impressive performance and exceptional comfort thanks to its hydraulics suspension system. Other special equipment included in the standard specifications for top-of-the-range models are central locking systems, air conditioning and headlamp wash / wash systems.

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 1410 55.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1935 kg 4266 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 100 E 69 / 100.985
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.8 litre
6834 cc
(417.036 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 107 × 95 mm
4.21 × 3.74 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
41.3 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
550 Nm (406 ft·lb) (56.1 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80.48 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1011.3 kPa (146.7 psi)
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 854.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.4 s
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 147.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
108.68 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
145.74 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.2 kg/kW
15.37 lb/bhp
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel consumption 16.0 l/100km DIN 70030 (at 3/4 of top speed – not more than 110 km/h – plus 10%)
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km 16.0 l/100km 70030/(at/3
km/litre 6.2 km/l 70030/(at/3
UK MPG 17.7 UK MPG 70030/(at/3
US MPG 14.7 US MPG 70030/(at/3
CHASSIS
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 2.700
Turning circle 12.10 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6½J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H 2
Tyres front 215/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 215/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 278 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.65

Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 1975

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