• ā€˜Vā€™ orientation, 8 cylinder
  • Displacement 5,547cc
  • Bore 96.5mm
  • Stroke 94.8mm
  • Compression ratio 9:1
  • Twin chain driven overhead camshaft
  • Water Cooled
  • Mechanical-electronic ignition


  • Rear wheel drive
  • Dry signal plate clutch
  • 4 speed automatic gearbox
  • Tyres 215/65 VR15


  • Bearing structure chassis
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • Front and rear disc brakes



  • Height: 1,407mm
  • Length: 4,935mm
  • Width: 1,828mm
  • Interior width: 932mm
  • Headroom: 960mm

Road Test

The car immediately appears out of the ordinary due to the accurate finishing.
The 560SEC is an extraordinary car quite unequalled, and the driver soon becomes hooked.

One becomes swept up in the dynamics of driving more than a car should merit. The automatic transmission greatly aids the manageability of the car.
It can be used in three ways:

With slight acceleration in the D position the car starts in 2nd and shifts to 3rd at 1500rpm or about 29kph and 4th at 41kph. More accelerator pressure sees 1st gear engaged at 3000rpm shirting to 2nd at 43kph or 4600rpm, the next shirt at 114kph and 3rd to 4th at 185kph.