In the realm of luxury sedans, few have been able to achieve such a perfect blend of power, sophistication, and comfort as the Mercedes-Benz S-class W140/C140, a car that was on the market from 1991 to 1993. This automobile was luxuriously outfitted with 5 seats, a trim set at 600 SE AT, and clad in the sedate body shape of a sedan. More so than its look and design, the model’s mechanics emanated power and reliability on the road. Guided by a Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, fuel was expertly delivered to its 12 cylinders reputed for their long-lasting durability.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class W140/C140 showcased not only luxury and elegance, but also robust performance brought on by its powerful V-Type 12 cylinder engine, which ran on gasoline. Each of these 12 cylinders houses 4 valves and, when put together, they produce a potent 408 horsepower at 5,500 RPM. This force is harnessed by a 4-geared automatic transmission that efficiently transfers this generated power to the drive wheels. The car, a rear-wheel drive, takes approximately 10 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and can reach a top speed of 155 mph.
Under the hood of this model, the cylinders each have a bore of 3.471 inches and a stroke cycle of 3.12 mm, this arrangement contributes to its impressive horsepower output. Further, the engine’s maximum torque turnover kicks in at around 3800 RPM. Remarkably, even with its energetically powerful engine, the W140/C140 is quite fuel-efficient, considering its 26-gallon fuel tank and a necessity for only 95-grade fuel. Relative to its rear compression, the car is equipped with dampers, helical springs, and a stabilizer bar, all of which work in perfect harmony to provide a super-smooth ride despite its punchy engine attributes.