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Mercedes-Benz 240 D

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Mercedes-Benz 240 D

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2399 cm3 / 146.4 cu in / 146.4 cu in, 53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1978
Model240 DIssued until
Serie240Number made
Model familyBody 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

Length4725 mm / 186.0 in / 186.0 inTotal (curb) weight1385 kg / 3053 lb / 3053 lb
Width1786 mm / 70.3 in / 70.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2795 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.19 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 CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.9 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 displacement2399 cm3 / 146.4 cu in / 146.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity599.75 cm3/cylinder / 36.599 cu in/cylinder / 36.599 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio21.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque137.0 N·m / 101.0 lb·ft / 101.0 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.5 kW / 28.8 hp / 28.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.4 kW/l / 0.492 bhp/cu in / 0.492 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque57.1 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) ratio3.69

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio52.0 kW/ton / 39.4 bhp/ton / 39.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 240 D

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