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Mercedes-Benz 300 d LWB

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 d LWB

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 237.0 N·m / 174.8 lb·ft / 174.8 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1960
Model300 d LWBIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyW 189Body 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

Length5640 mm / 222.0 in / 222.0 inTotal (curb) weight2365 kg / 5214 lb / 5214 lb
Width1995 mm / 78.5 in / 78.5 inDry weight
Height1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3600 mm / 141.7 in / 141.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1525 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity78 l / 17.2 UK gal / 20.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.92 m2 / 31.4 sq ft / 31.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 189 I / 189.980Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyBosch mechanical fuel injectionEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque237.0 N·m / 174.8 lb·ft / 174.8 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.1 kW / 63.2 hp / 63.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.3 kW/l / 0.864 bhp/cu in / 0.864 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.1 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio66.8 kW/ton / 50.6 bhp/ton / 50.6 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.75Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs, Torsion bar
Wheels front5½K x 15Wheels rear5½K x 15
Tyres front8.00-15Tyres rear8.00-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 d LWB

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