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Mercedes-Benz E 230

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz E 230

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelE 230Issued until
SerieE classNumber made
Model familyW 211Body 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

Length4856 mm / 191.2 in / 191.2 inTotal (curb) weight1680 kg / 3704 lb / 3704 lb
Width1822 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2854 mm / 112.4 in / 112.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.30 m2 / 24.7 sq ft / 24.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.4 mm / 2.69 in / 2.69 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supplyEFIEngine displacement2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.9 kW / 95.1 hp / 95.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.1 kW/l / 1.320 bhp/cu in / 1.320 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.84
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio119.6 kW/ton / 90.6 bhp/ton / 90.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 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 emissions220 g/km / 354 g/mi / 354 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front205/60 R 16Tyres rear205/60 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 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 E 230

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