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1985-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SEC (C126) specifications

1985-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SEC (C126) specifications Classic and Performance Car

Quite simply the best four-seater coupé you could buy in the ‘80s, and there still can’t be a lot to compare them to today. Mercedes-Benz created something special by taking the best of the other SECs and adding fatter tyres, flared arches and a limited-slip diff. Climate control came as standard, as from 1988 did heated seats. With the aid of a mechanical/electronic fuel injection system, the 560’s engine put out 20% more power than even the 500SEC. There was a price to match - by the end of the ‘80s these cars cost a massive £63,000.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £52,185
  • Price (excellent)
    £11,000
  • Price (good):
    £8,500
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.8secs
  • Top speed:
    156.0mph
  • Power:
    295.0bhp
  • Torque:
    335.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5060mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2845mm
  • Width:
    1829mm
  • Height:
    1412mm
  • Weight:
    1748kgs

Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Classifieds

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