Mercedes 560 SEC Specifications

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Mercedes 560 SEC Specifications
Car enthusiasts value the performance and luxury of a Mercedes-Benz. (car on road image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.com)

The Mercedes Benz 560 SEC is a luxury coupe built on the same design of the traditional Germany W-126 chassis that formed the basis of the Mercedes S-Class series. Manufactured from 1986 until the fall of 1991, the 560 SEC was the pride of the Mercedes Benz model-line for over five years. Car enthusiasts still highly value this German-engineered car.

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History

Despite its high price, the 560 SEC instantly became the best selling model of its class, outselling the 500 SEC and 420 SEC by a considerable margin. By the time Mercedes retired the car in 1991, some 74,000 cars were sold, which made up 40 per cent of the overall market share of Mercedes-Benz sold worldwide.

Chassis

The 560 SEC was built around the chassis that Mercedes Benz referred to as W-126, which was introduced in 1972. The 560 SEC weighs 1748 Kilogram and measures 9 feet in length and five feet in height.

Engine

The Mercedes Benz 560 SEC receives its power from a V8, Single Overhead Cam or SOHC, 2v/cylinder engine. The 300-horsepower V8 SOHC has a 96.5 millimetre (mm) hollow cylindrical body and a 94.8mm stroke shaft, which break down to a 10.0 compression ratio. The V8, SOHC, 2v/cylinder generates 295 horsepower at 5,000rpm and 335 feet-pounds of torque at 3,750rpm.

Performance

The Mercedes Benz 560 SEC can achieve a top speed of 155mph and boasts acceleration from zero to 60mph within 7 seconds.

Amenities

The Mercedes Benz 560 SEC came with leather upholstery, an anti-lock braking system, driver's and passenger's side airbags, a stereo radio with cassette and an electric power side mirror.

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