1988 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic - specs, fuel economy, dimensions, MPG

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Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic - specs, MPG, dimensions

General information
BrandMercedes-Benz
Model S-class
Model year of the generation and generation1985, S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985)
Engine / Trim 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic
Production yearsApril, 1988 - January, 1991
Powertrain Architecture Internal Combustion engine
Body type5-Seat 4-Door Sedan
Performance specs
Fuel economy at Low speed (WLTP) N/A
Fuel economy at Medium speed (WLTP) N/A
Fuel economy at high speed (WLTP) N/A
Fuel economy at very high speed (WLTP) N/A
Fuel economy - combined (WLTP) N/A
CO2 emissions (WLTP)N/A
Fuel economy - urban 13 US MPG
16 UK MPG
5.7 km/l
17.6 l/100km
Fuel economy - extra urban 21 US MPG
25 UK MPG
9 km/l
11.1 l/100km
Fuel economy - combined N/A
CO2 emissionsN/A
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Acceleration 0 - 60 mph 6.8 s
Acceleration 0 - 62 mph7.2 s
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h7.2 s
Acceleration 0 - 200 km/h N/A
Acceleration 0 - 300 km/h N/A
Maximum speed 149 mph
240 km/h
100 km/h - 0 N/A
200 km/h - 0 N/A
Emission standard N/A
Weight-to-power ratio 14.2 lbs/hp
6.5 kg/hp
155 hp/tonne
Weight-to-torque ratio 12.5 lbs/lb-ft
176.2 lb-ft/tonne
4.2 kg/Nm
238.9 Nm/tonne
Internal combustion engine specs
Power 279 hp @ 5200 rpm.
Power per litre 50.3 hp/l
Torque 317.2 lb-ft or 430 Nm @ 3750 rpm.
Max engine rpm (redline) N/A
Engine layout Front, Longitudinal
Engine Model/Code M 117 E 56 / 117.968
Engine displacement 338.5 cu in
5547 cm3
5.5 l
Engine configuration8 cylinders, V-engine
Bore x Stroke 3.8 x 3.73 in
96.5 x 94.8 mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Fuel injection system Multi-point indirect injection
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Valvetrain SOHC
Engine oil capacity 8.45 US qt
7.04 UK qt
8 l
Engine oil specification 10W-40 / MB 229.1
Coolant capacity 14.27 US qt
11.88 UK qt
13.5 l
Engine systemsN/A
Space, Volume and weights
Curb Weight 3968.3 lbs
1800 kg
Permissible maximum weight 4982.4 lbs
2260 kg
Maximum load1014.1 lbs
460 kg
Fuel tank capacity 23.78 US gal
19.8 UK gal
90 l
AdBlue tank N/A
Max. roof load N/A
Permissible trailer load with brakes on 8% slope N/A
Permissible trailer load with brakes on 12% slope N/A
Permissible trailer load without brakes N/A
Permissible towbar download N/A
Dimensions
Length 197.64 in
5020 mm
Width 71.65 in
1820 mm
Width with mirrors folded N/A
Width including mirrors N/A
Height 56.57 in
1437 mm
Wheelbase 115.35 in
2930 mm
Front track 61.22 in
1555 mm
Rear track 60.12 in
1527 mm
Front overhang N/A
Rear overhang N/A
Ride height (ground clearance) N/A
Drag coefficient (Cd) N/A
Minimum turning circle (turning diameter) N/A
Approach angle N/A
Departure angle N/A
Ramp-over angle N/A
Climb angle N/A
Wading depth N/A
Drivetrain, brakes and suspension specs
Drivetrain Architecture The Internal combustion engine (ICE) drives the rear wheels of the vehicle.
Drive wheel Rear wheel drive
Number of gears and type of the gearbox4 gears, automatic transmission
Front suspension Double wishbone
Rear suspension Threaded twist beam
Front brakesVentilated discs
Rear brakesDisc
Assisting systemsABS (Anti-lock braking system)
Steering type Cone worm with recirculation balls, Hydraulic Assisted
Tires size Front wheel tires: 215/65 R15
Rear wheel tires: 215/65 R15
Wheel rims sizeFront wheel rims: 7J x 15
Rear wheel rims: 7J x 15

What are the production years of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic was produced from 1988 until 1991. The exact production years of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic are 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991.

What is the powertrain of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The powertrain unit of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is Internal Combustion engine.

What is the bodystyle of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The bodystyle of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is 5-seat 4-door Sedan.

What are the performance specs of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic in terms of fuel economy, fuel consumption and emissions, regarding the manufacturer Mercedes-Benz?
Regarding the manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, the performance specs of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic in terms of fuel economy, fuel consumption and emissions are as follows. The fuel consumption, measured in urban conditions is 17.6 l/100 km, as the fuel economy in urban conditions is 13.4 US mpg or 16.1 imperial mpg. The fuel consumption, measured in extra urban conditions is 11.1 l/100 km, as the fuel economy in extra urban conditions is 21.2 US mpg or 25.4 imperial mpg.

What is the type of fuel which 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic uses?
The 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic uses Petrol (Gasoline).

How fast is the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic can accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h or 62 mph for 7.2 seconds. Regarding the Mercedes-Benz, the maximum speed of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is 240 km/h or 149 mph.

What is the maximum power of the combustion engine of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The maximum power of the combustion engine of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is 279 hp. It is achieved at 5200 prm. The specific output is 50.3 hp per l.

What is the maximum torque of the combustion engine of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The maximum torque of the combustion engine of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is 430 Nm or 317.2 lb-ft. It is achieved at 3750 prm. The specific torque is 77.5 Nm per l or 57.2 lb-ft per l.

What are the layout and the code of the combustion engine of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The layout of the combustion engine of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is Front, Longitudinal. The engine code of the ICE is M 117 E 56 / 117.968.

What are the engine displacement, cylinder layout and bore x stroke of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The engine displacement of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic is 5547 cm3 or 338.5 cu in or 5.5 l.The ICE has 8 cylinders. The cylinder layout is V-engine. Bore x stroke are 96.5 x 94.8 mm or 3.8 x 3.73. Bore to stroke ratio is 1.02:1. The engine is over-square.

What is the compression ratio of the combustion engine of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic? How many valves does the engine have?
The combustion engine of the 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic has a compression ration of 10:1. It has 2 valves per cylinder or 16 valves at all.

What is the fuel injection system, the engine aspiration and the valvetrain of 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic?
The 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class SE (W126, facelift 1985) 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic has a internal combustion engine, or a thermal (also called heat) engine. The fuel injection system of this engine is Multi-point indirect injection. The engine aspiration is Naturally aspirated engine. The valvetrain of the ICE is SOHC.

What is the recommended engine oil and how much oil does a 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic take?
The 1988 Mercedes-Benz S-class Sedan 560 SE V8 CAT (279 Hp) Automatic takes 8 l or 8.45 US qt or 7.04 UK qt. The recommended oil viscosity / specifications are as follows:
10W-40 / MB 229.1