S-Class limousines of the series 116
Mercedes-Benz type 450 SE
Type 450 SE 
Name 450 SE 
Name Mercedes-Benz type 450 SE 
Short name 450 SE 
Model W 116 E 45 
Production 08.72/12.72 - 04.80 
Number produced 41.604 
Comments concerning the production period begin of production - pre-production batch / main production - end of production 
Prices before 03.73 not available in Germany 03.73: 33.966,00 DM 02.74: 35.497,80 DM 06.74: 36.996,30 DM 02.75: 39.149,70 DM 02.77: 40.925,70 DM 01.78: 41.294,40 DM 04.78: 43.310,40 DM 12.78: 44.172,80 DM 05.79: 44.368,80 DM 01.07.79: 44.764,95 DM 16.07.79: 45.629,40 DM 
Wheelbase 2860 mm 
Track rear/front 1521/1505 mm 
Length 4960 mm 
Width 1870 mm 
Height 1425 mm 
Smallest turning circle 11,44 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 2250 kg 
Max. front axle weight 1105 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 1145 kg 
Max. load 520 kg 
Max. trailer weight braked 1200 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 750 kg 
Weight empty 1730 kg 
According to guideline DIN 70020 (with fuel, spare wheel and tool equipment) 
Operating method four-stroke Otto (with manifold-injection) 
Configuration front, parallel; upright 
Type M 117 E 45 / 117.983, since 11.75: 117.986 
No. of cylinder/configuration 8 / 90?-V-form 
Bore x stroke 92 x 85 mm 
Total displacement 4520 ccm (tax classification: 4489 ccm) 
Compression ratio 8,8 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 225 hp / 165 kW at 5000 /min;~since 11.75: 217 hp / 165 kW at 5000 /min;~since 04.78: 225 hp / 165 kW at 5000 /min 
Maximum torque 38,5 mkg at 3000 /min; since 11.75: 36,7 mkg at 3250 /min;~since 04.78: 37,5 mkg at 3250 /min 
No. of valves/configuration 1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead 
Valve operation 1 top camshaft per cylinder line 
Camshaft drive duplex roller-type chain 
Mixture formation manifold-injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic);~since 11.75 mechanically controlled (Bosch K-Jetronic) 
Cooling water cooling / pump; 15 l water 
Lubrication pressure circulation lubrication / 7,5 l oil 
Electric system 12 V 
Battery 66 Ah / in the engine compartment 
Dynamo three-phase AC / 770 W 
Starter motor electrical / 1,4 PS, since 12.77: 2,0 PS 
Ignition transistor ignition 
Fuel tank above the rear axle / 96 l 
Fuel supply electric supply pump 
Driven whells rear wheels 
Power transmission divided cardan shaft 
Frame desing self-supporting all-steel body 
Wheel suspension front double wishbone-front axle with torsion bar type stabilizer 
Wheel suspension rear twist beam axle (diagonal-swing axle with starting- and braking-torque compensation), on demand with hydropneumatic level control 
Suspension front coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar type stabilizer 
Suspension rear coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar type stabilizer 
Damper hydraulic telescopic damper 
Steering ball-and-nut power steering 
Steering transm ratio 14,02:1 / 2,7 steering wheel turns 
Breaking system braking system 
Breaking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake ~servo unit, since 12.78 on demand with antilock device; disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear 
Parking breake parking brake 
Parking breake mechanical (foot-operated), effective on rear wheels 
Diamatre brake discs front / rear: 278 / 279 mm 
Wheels sheet steel-disc wheels, on demand light-alloy disc wheels 
Wheels rims 6 1/2 J x 14 H 2-B 
Tyres 205/70 VR 14 

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S-Class limousines of the series 116
Mercedes-Benz type 450 SE
Gearbox 3-speed autom. gear shift 
Availability Series 
Shifting Switch lever at steering wheel or in car center 
Clutch hydr. torque converter in autom. gear 
Type of gearbox Planet gear 
Synchromesh gears  
Gear transmission I. 2,31; II. 1,46; III. 1,0; R. 1,84 
Differential ratio 3,07 
Maximum speed 210 km/h 
Accelerations 9,3 s 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 14,5 l 
acc. to guideline DIN 70030, ascertained at 3/4 of max. speed, maximal 110 km/h, unter Zuschlag von 10 %