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Mercedes-Benz 300 SE LWB Automatic

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE LWB Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1963
Model300 SE LWB AutomaticIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyW 112/3Body construction
Model codeW112/3Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4975 mm / 195.9 in / 195.9 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1795 mm / 70.7 in / 70.7 inDry weight
Height1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1482 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 189 III / 189.984Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.1 kW / 63.2 hp / 63.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.3 kW/l / 0.864 bhp/cu in / 0.864 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.8 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.50 s / 11.50 s / 11.50 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-lock3.2Turning circle12.4 m / 40.7 ft / 40.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones,AS, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle,AS, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front5.5JK x 13 BWheels rear5.5JK x 13 B
Tyres front7.50 H 13Tyres rear7.50 H 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front253 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 inBrake diameter rear255 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 SE LWB Automatic

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