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Mercedes-Benz 230 CE

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Mercedes-Benz 230 CE

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2299 cm3 / 140.3 cu in / 140.3 cu in, 99.9 kW / 134.0 hp / 134.0 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 205.0 N·m / 151.2 lb·ft / 151.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1987
Model230 CEIssued until
Serie230Number made
Model familyC 124Body construction
Model codeC 124 E 23Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4655 mm / 183.3 in / 183.3 inTotal (curb) weight1340 kg / 2954 lb / 2954 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in / 106.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1497 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 102 E 23 / 102.982Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.19
Fuel supplyBo KE-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2299 cm3 / 140.3 cu in / 140.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity574.75 cm3/cylinder / 35.073 cu in/cylinder / 35.073 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power99.9 kW / 134.0 hp / 134.0 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque205.0 N·m / 151.2 lb·ft / 151.2 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.8 kW / 64.1 hp / 64.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.5 kW/l / 0.955 bhp/cu in / 0.955 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.2 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.78
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio100.0 kW/ton / 75.8 bhp/ton / 75.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 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-lock3.3Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,A-ARM, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 15 H 2Wheels rear6.5J x 15 H 2
Tyres front195/65 R 15 91 HTyres rear195/65 R 15 91 H
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 230 CE

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