Mercedes-Benz 450SL (107 E45) Technical Specifications

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Mercedes 450SL
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1971 - 1980
  • Number Built: 66,298
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 450SL Roadster: DM 36,630
  • Date of Introduction: March, 1971
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions 450SL:
    • Total Length: 4380mm
    • Total Width: 1790mm
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm
    • Wheelbase: 2460mm
    • Front Track: 1452mm
    • Rear Track: 1440mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Roadster: 1585kg
  • Fuel Tank: 90 litres
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.2 metres
  • Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 3.98:1
    • 2nd: 2.39:1
    • 3rd: 1.46:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Transmission (Automatic, 3 Speed):
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.46:1
  • Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
    • 2865 rpm
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • Manual: 8.5 seconds (approx)
    • Automatic: 9.3 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • Manual: 133.5 mph (215 km/h)
    • Automatic: 127 mph (205 km/h)
  • Engine 8 Cylinder M 117:
    • Capacity: 4520cc 275.8ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
    • Fuel System: Bosch electronic
    • Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 85mm (3.62 x 3.35 inch)
    • Power: 225 hp (DIN) @ 5000rpm (250hp SAE @ 5800)
    • Torque: 38.5 mkg @ 3000rpm (278.5 ft/lb)
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1 (USA: 8:1)
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagnol-pivot swing axle
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.9:1 (3.0 turns)
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
    • Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)
  • Wheels:
    • 14" Pressed steel disc wheels or optional alloy
  • Tyres:
    • 205/70 VR 14
  • Also see:
450SL Production Schedule
Vehicle
Year
Cars Manufactured
450SL Roadster
1971
2,131
1972
7,473
1973
8,654
1974
6,093
1975
6,011
1976
6,625
1977
8,110
1978
7,434
1979
8,184
1980
5,583
Total:
66,298
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