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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2308 cm3 / 140.8 cu in / 140.8 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 196.0 N·m / 144.6 lb·ft / 144.6 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1963
Model230 SLIssued until
Serie230Number made
Model familyW 113Body construction
Model codeW 113Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4160 l / 146.91 cu ft / 146.91 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4285 mm / 168.7 in / 168.7 inTotal (curb) weight1295 kg / 2855 lb / 2855 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1487 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 127 IITotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplyBosch fuel injectionEngine displacement2308 cm3 / 140.8 cu in / 140.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity384.67 cm3/cylinder / 23.474 cu in/cylinder / 23.474 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque196.0 N·m / 144.6 lb·ft / 144.6 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 57.9 hp / 57.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.051 bhp/cu in / 1.051 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.9 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sPower-to-weight ratio114.3 kW/ton / 86.6 bhp/ton / 86.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.10 s / 11.10 s / 11.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.1Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5J x 14 HWheels rear5.5J x 14 H
Tyres front185 HR 14Tyres rear185 HR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front253 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 inBrake diameter rear230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

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