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Mercedes-Benz 230 5-Speed

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Mercedes-Benz 230 5-Speed

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2292 cm3 / 139.9 cu in / 139.9 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 178.0 N·m / 131.3 lb·ft / 131.3 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1969
Model230 5-SpeedIssued until
Serie230Number made
Model familyW 114Body construction
Model codeBody 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

Length4680 mm / 184.3 in / 184.3 inTotal (curb) weight1355 kg / 2987 lb / 2987 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 180 V 23 / 180.954Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.7 mm / 3.22 in / 3.22 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply2 Ze 35/40 INAT carbsEngine displacement2292 cm3 / 139.9 cu in / 139.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity382.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.311 cu in/cylinder / 23.311 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque178.0 N·m / 131.3 lb·ft / 131.3 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.6 kW / 49.1 hp / 49.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.4 kW/l / 0.844 bhp/cu in / 0.844 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque77.7 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.88
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.1 kW/ton / 66.0 bhp/ton / 66.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.30 s / 13.30 s / 13.30 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-lock4.6Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175 S 14Tyres rear175 S 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 230 5-Speed

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