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Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3005 cm3 / 183.4 cu in / 183.4 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1974
Model240 D 3.0Issued until
Serie240Number made
Model familyW 115Body construction
Model codeW 115 D 30Body 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) weight1430 kg / 3153 lb / 3153 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 CodeOM 617 D 30 / 617.910Total number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 5 cylinder)Total number of valves10
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
FueldieselStroke92.4 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj.Engine displacement3005 cm3 / 183.4 cu in / 183.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings6Unitary capacity601.00 cm3/cylinder / 36.675 cu in/cylinder / 36.675 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio21.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.2 kW / 32.5 hp / 32.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.426 bhp/cu in / 0.426 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque57.2 N·m/l / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio54.5 kW/ton / 41.3 bhp/ton / 41.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h19.90 s / 19.90 s / 19.90 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-lock4.6Turning 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 SR 14Tyres rear175 SR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0

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