Long before the likes of Rolls Royce offered a large Luxury Sport
Coupe, Mercedes introduced the 560SEC - With a pillarless design,
the large coupe was revolutionary.
Presented here is an extremely nice 1990 560SEC that has only
traveled 38,000 Miles. It is complete with Service History, Owners
Manual, and even the original Window Sticker.
Finished in Classy Black over Beige, the unmistaken 560SEC turns
heads wherever it goes!
A great opportunity on an MB that will surely appreciate over
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About the 560 SEC:
The Mercedes-Benz W126 is the company's internal designation for
its second generation S-Class, manufactured in sedan/saloon
(1979-1991) and coupe (1981-1990) models, succeeding the company's
W116 range. Mercedes introduced the 2-door C126 coupe model,
marketed as the SEC, in September 1981. This generation was the
first S-Class to have separate chassis codes for standard and long
wheelbases (W126 and V126) and for coupe (C126).
After the debut of W116 S-Class in 1972, Mercedes-Benz began
preparing for the next generation S-Class in October 1973. The
project, code-named "Project W126", aimed to provide an improved
ride, better handling, and improved fuel efficiency. The oil crisis
of 1973 and increasingly stringent emission and safety regulations
in the United States had an important influence in developing the
W126 for reduced emission and increased fuel efficiency.
The W126 design team, led by Mercedes-Benz's chief designer Bruno
Sacco, aimed to design a more aerodynamic shape and retain the
unmistakable S-Class design elements. The aerodynamic drag was
reduced through lengthy wind tunnel testing and reshaping of front
end and bumper along with hiding the wipers underneath the
hood/bonnet for smoother flow. Reducing the weight was accomplished
by extensive use of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) sheet and
polyurethane deformable material for bumpers and side claddings.
The lighter alloy material was used for the heavily revised
M116/M117 V8 engines for the reduced weight. Both had contributed
to the reduction of fuel consumption by 10% as compared to its
After six years of development, the W126 was introduced at the IAA
Frankfurt in September 1979. At the introduction, S-Class was
available in two wheelbase lengths (standard and long) and three
petrol engine options with one six-cylinder inline engine and two
V8 engines. The diesel engine option was introduced in September
1981 exclusively for the North American market.
At the 1981 IAA Frankfurt, a coupe version of S-Class, C126, was
introduced with 380 SEC and 500 SEC. It was the first time that a
coupe version was derived from S-Class chassis. At the same time,
the "Energieskonzept" (Energy Concept) was introduced to improve
the fuel efficiency of S-Class through engine revisions.
The W126 was revised in 1985 for 1986 model year. The revised
"Second Series" model range was introduced at 1985 IAA Frankfurt
with new six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and the V8 petrol
engines enlarged to 4.2 and 5.5 liters. The 5-litre V8 was carried
over. The visual changes included the smoother bumpers and side
claddings, revised "Gullydeckelfelge" (German for manhole-cover
wheel rim) alloy wheels, and deeper front bumper with integrated
V8 engines were bored out to 4.2 liters from 3.8 liters for the
420-model (M116) and 5.5 liters from 5.0 liters for the 560 (M117),
while the 5.0-litre V8 for the 500 (M117) was carried over from
Series I. The V8 engines were fitted with a new electronic ignition
system and Bosch KE-Jetronic electronic-mechanical fuel injection
system, which first appeared in the W201 190E. The revised V8
engines except the 5.0-litre version had slight performance
The most powerful engine ever fitted to the W126 was the 5.5-litre
V8 in the 560 SEC, putting out 296HP. This engine, classified as
ECE-Variante (German name), has a higher compression ratio of 10:5
and cannot be retrofitted with a catalytic converter. In September
1986, the ECE-Variante was superseded by the R�F-Variante, which
retains the same horsepower figure without catalytic converter, but
a lower figure if retrofitted.
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