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Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbodiesel

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbodiesel

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 88.7 kW / 118.9 hp / 118.9 hp @ 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 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 from1981
Model300 D TurbodieselIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyW 123Body construction
Model codeW 123 D 30 ABody 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

Length4848 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1625 kg / 3583 lb / 3583 lb
Width1786 mm / 70.3 in / 70.3 inDry weight
Height1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2795 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1446 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

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 CodeOM 617 D 30 A / 617.952Total number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves10
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 displacement2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings6Unitary capacity599.60 cm3/cylinder / 36.590 cu in/cylinder / 36.590 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio21.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.7 kW / 118.9 hp / 118.9 hp at 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm / 4350 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.9 kW / 56.2 hp / 56.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.6 kW/l / 0.650 bhp/cu in / 0.650 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.7 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

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 ratio73.2 kW/ton / 55.5 bhp/ton / 55.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 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 circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front195/70 SR 14 90STyres rear195/70 SR 14 90 S
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 300 D Turbodiesel

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