W116 W116 W116 W116 W116
  350 SEL
Chassis 116 029
Production
Period
4,266
November 1973 - June 1980
Engine M 116
Configuration Front engine
Rear wheel drive
Suspension, front double wishbone with torsion bar stabilizer
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension
Suspension, rear diagonal-swing axle, optional hydropneumatic level control
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering Re-circulating ball and nut power steering;
2.7 turns lock to lock
Braking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit, optional antilock device from Dec 78
Brakes, front disc brakes internally ventilated
(278 mm)
Brakes, rear disc brakes solid
(279 mm)
Wheels 6.5 J x 14 H 2
steel wheels, optional light-alloy disc wheels
Tyres 205/70 HR 14
Fuel tank capacity
incl. reserve
96 L
13 L approx.
Transmission 4-Speed 3-Speed Automatic
Standard/Optional S O
Shifting Feed control Switch lever on steering column or car center
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch Hydra. torque convertor in automatic gear
Type Pinion change gear Planet gear
Synchromesh gears I - IV N/A
1st gear 3.96 2.31
2nd Gear 2.34 1.46
3rd gear 1.44 1.0
4th gear 1.0 N/A
5th gear N/A N/A
Reverse gear 3.72 1.84
Final drive 3.46 3.46