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Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 6332 cm3 / 386.4 cu in / 386.4 cu in, 184.2 kW / 247.0 hp / 247.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 221 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1968
Model300 SEL 6.3Issued until
Serie300Number made6526
Model familyBody construction
Model codeW 109 E 63Body 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

Length5000 mm / 196.9 in / 196.9 inTotal (curb) weight1780 kg / 3924 lb / 3924 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2865 mm / 112.8 in / 112.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1492 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity105 l / 23.1 UK gal / 27.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 100 E 63 / 100.981Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.0 mm / 4.06 in / 4.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement6332 cm3 / 386.4 cu in / 386.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity791.50 cm3/cylinder / 48.300 cu in/cylinder / 48.300 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power184.2 kW / 247.0 hp / 247.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)105.3 kW / 141.2 hp / 141.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.1 kW/l / 0.639 bhp/cu in / 0.639 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.85

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed221 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio138.8 kW/ton / 105.1 bhp/ton / 105.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,AirSuspension rearIndependent,Air
Wheels front6.5J x 14 HBWheels rear6.5J x 14 HB
Tyres front195 VR 14Tyres rear195 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front273 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

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