Mercedes Benz S Class W140 500SEC - Facts and Figures

General Value
Chassis W140
Model 500SEC
Engine 4966cc
Engine Code M119
Fuel Type Petrol
Production 1991 - 1999
Predecessor W126
Successor W220
Performance Value
Power 326 PS - 240 kW - 322 BHP
Torque 480 Nm - 354 lb/ft
Acceleration 6.3 (s)
Top Speed N/A
MPG City 16.0 MPG
MPG Motorway 24.6 MPG
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S Class W140 500SEC Problems, Faults and Recalls

  • R/1996/072 - Possible Loss Of Brake Vacuum Assistance - In a small number of cases leaks may occur in the vacuum line between the engine and the power brake unit. This would result in a need for increased brake pedal pressure when braking.
  • R/1997/025 - Possible Loss Of Brake Fluid - There may be insufficient clearance between the front brake hoses and the tyre inner wall. In the long term this could result in damage to the brake hose(s) with a risk of fluid loss.