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Mercedes-Benz 300 CE Automatic

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE Automatic

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2962 cm3 / 180.8 cu in / 180.8 cu in, 138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed, consumption 9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1987
Model300 CE AutomaticIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyC 124Body construction
Model codeC 124 E 30Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4656 mm / 183.3 in / 183.3 inTotal (curb) weight1390 kg / 3064 lb / 3064 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)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
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 103 E 30 / 103.983Total 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 bearings7Unitary 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 power138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.3 kW / 86.2 hp / 86.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.6 kW/l / 1.024 bhp/cu in / 1.024 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.8 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 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) speed224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.50 s / 7.50 s / 7.50 sPower-to-weight ratio135.0 kW/ton / 102.3 bhp/ton / 102.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.3 l/100km / 21.2 mpg-UK / 17.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions220 g/km / 354 g/mi / 354 g/mi (est.)
  Range745 km / 463 mi / 463 mi

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 VR 15Tyres rear195/65 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 CE Automatic

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