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Mercedes-Benz 300 CD (US)

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 CD (US)

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, diesel 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1979
Model300 CD (US)Issued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyC 123Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4763 mm / 187.5 in / 187.5 inTotal (curb) weight1550 kg / 3417 lb / 3417 lb
Width1786 mm / 70.3 in / 70.3 inDry weight
Height1395 mm / 54.9 in / 54.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 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 ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeOM 617 D 30 / 617.912Total 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 supplyBosch mechanical diesel pumpEngine 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
SumpwetMax. output power61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Aspirationnatural D.Max. torque163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.8 kW / 37.3 hp / 37.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.6 kW/l / 0.454 bhp/cu in / 0.454 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque54.4 N·m/l / 0.48 lb·ft/cu in / 0.48 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio53.5 kW/ton / 40.6 bhp/ton / 40.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h19.20 s / 19.20 s / 19.20 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-lock3.2Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front195/70 HR 14 89HTyres rear195/70 HR 14 89H
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 CD (US)

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