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Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4266 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in, 225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp @ 5850 rpm / 5850 rpm / 5850 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1997
ModelC 43 AMGIssued until
SerieC classNumber made3085
Model familyW 202Body construction
Model codeW 202 E 43Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4516 mm / 177.8 in / 177.8 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1723 mm / 67.8 in / 67.8 inDry weight
Height1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity69 l / 15.2 UK gal / 18.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 113 E 43 / 113.944Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4266 cm3 / 260.3 cu in / 260.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity533.25 cm3/cylinder / 32.541 cu in/cylinder / 32.541 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp at 5850 rpm / 5850 rpm / 5850 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.8 kW/l / 1.160 bhp/cu in / 1.160 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.1 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio192.4 kW/ton / 145.7 bhp/ton / 145.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)15.20 s / 15.20 s / 15.20 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time14.90 s / 14.90 s / 14.90 s (top 99 km/h / 62 mph / 62 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time26.20 s / 26.20 s / 26.20 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 17 H2Wheels rear8.5J x 17 H2
Tyres front225/45 ZR 17Tyres rear245/40 ZR 17
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front334 mm / 13.1 in / 13.1 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG

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