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Mercedes-Benz 300 E

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 E

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2962 cm3 / 180.8 cu in / 180.8 cu in, 140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1985
Model300 EIssued until
Serie300Number 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

Length4740 mm / 186.6 in / 186.6 inTotal (curb) weight1340 kg / 2954 lb / 2954 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.4 hp / 21.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.5 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplyBo KE-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2962 cm3 / 180.8 cu in / 180.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.126 cu in/cylinder / 30.126 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.040 bhp/cu in / 1.040 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque87.8 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sTop (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sPower-to-weight ratio140.3 kW/ton / 106.3 bhp/ton / 106.3 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,M Leaf spring, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 E

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