For Sale: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560 in Chatsworth, California


Vehicle Description

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 time.

Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory!
Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome!
Please email [email protected] or call 1-818-773-8181

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 predecessor.

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 air dam.

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 increase.

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.

Whilst Fusion Motor Company make a sincere effort to supply information that is accurate and complete, we are aware that errors and omissions may occur. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information and we cannot accept liability for loss or damage arising from misleading information or for any reliance on which you may place on the information contained on this website or our advertisements. We highly recommend that you examine the vehicle to check the accuracy of the information supplied. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 818-773-8181

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1443375
  • Price:$54,950
  • Location:Chatsworth, California
  • Year:1990
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:38105
  • Stock Number:5681356
  • VIN:WDBCA45E9LA555824

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20837 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311