Mercedes S430 Specificationsby Harry Havemeyer
The Mercedes-Benz S430 was a V8-engine variant of its S-Class flagship sedan that sold from 1999 to 2005. The S430 rode on Mercedes' W220 chassis and offered luxury and performance that was the standard of the world at the time.
The Mercedes S430 was powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine. This 24-valve, SOHC power plant had a 3.54-inch bore, 3.31-inch stroke and a compression ratio of 10 to 1. This motor produced 275 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 295 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,000 rpm.
The S430'S W220 chassis had a 121.5-inch wheelbase with an overall length of 203.1 inches. The vehicle sat at 56.9 inches high with a width of 73.1 inches. It rode on a 62-inch track and had a 37.7-foot turning diameter.
The Mercedes S430's cabin offered 105-cubic feet of passenger space. It offered 37.6 inches of front headroom and 38.4 inches of rear headroom. The vehicle's trunk offered 15.4-cubic feet of space.
The S430's fuel economy was rated at 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
Harry Havemeyer began writing in 2000. He has written articles for the "San Antonio Express-News" and the "Tulane Hullabaloo." Havemeyer holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from Tulane University.