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Mercedes-Benz 230.4 Automatic

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2307 cm3 / 140.8 cu in / 140.8 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1972
Model230.4 AutomaticIssued until
Serie230Number made
Model familyW 115Body construction
Model codeW 115 V 23Body 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) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 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 clearanceFuel 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 115 V 23 / 115.951Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.7 mm / 3.69 in / 3.69 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.6 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 St 175 CDT carbEngine displacement2307 cm3 / 140.8 cu in / 140.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity576.75 cm3/cylinder / 35.195 cu in/cylinder / 35.195 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.6 kW / 46.5 hp / 46.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.9 kW/l / 0.767 bhp/cu in / 0.767 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.6 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.69

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.1 kW/ton / 61.4 bhp/ton / 61.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.90 s / 13.90 s / 13.90 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-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front5.5J x 14 HBWheels rear5.5J x 14 HB
Tyres front175 S 14Tyres rear175 S 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
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 230.4 Automatic

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