Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart – Germany
Type: W111.021/IIIA 250 SE Coupé
Production time: September 1965 – January 1968
Production outlet: 5,259
Engine: 2496cc straight-6 Daimler-Benz M 129 I / 129.980 SOHC
Power: 150 bhp / 5.500 rpm
Torque: 216 Nm / 4.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1519 kg
Wheelbase: 108.3 inch
Chassis: X-frame chassis with auxiliary front frame and steel unibody
Steering: DB servo recirculating ball with damper
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic operated single dry plate disc
Fuel system: Bosch manifold injection mechanically controlled (6-piston pump with start and warm-up automatic)
Fuel tank: 82 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: electronic
Brakes front: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.75 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Brakes rear: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.98 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Suspension front: independent trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, double wishbones, rubber springs, torsion bar stabilizer, coil springs with rubber spring springs + Bilstein hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: independent swing axle, hydropneumatic balancing spring and level control, longitudinal thrust struts, compensating spring and rubber spring springs, coil springs + Bilstein hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: swing axle
Differential: hypoid 3.92:1
Wheels: 6J x 14 HB steel discs
Tires: 185 H 14 6-ply
Options: Daimler-Benz four-speed automatic transmission with steering column shift, power steering, air conditioning, sliding sunroof, individual rear seats

Special:
– The W111 Series was desigend by Friedrich Geiger and assembled in Stuttgart (Germany) and in Port Melbourne (Australia).
– The W111 is a predecessor of the current S-Class and was for sure at that time, a luxury automobile.
– The body, called “Heckflosse”/ “fintail” but commonly known as "Finnie", was modern and featured with a large glass greenhouse improving driver visibility, front and rear crumple zones for absorbing kinetic energy on impact and collapsible steering column (designed by Béla Barényi) and patented retractable seatbelts.
– The W111 250 SE Series was available as this 2-door Coupé, as 4-door W111.010 Limousine (19,478 units built) and as 2-door W111.023 Carbriolet (954 units built).

Posted by Le Photiste on 2017-01-05 13:58:19

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