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Mercedes-Benz 300 D

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 D

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 5-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 65.0 kW / 87.2 hp / 87.2 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1979
Model300 DIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyBody 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

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight1445 kg / 3186 lb / 3186 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 5 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore90.9 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
FuelStroke92.4 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity599.64 cm3/cylinder / 36.592 cu in/cylinder / 36.592 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio21.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.0 kW / 87.2 hp / 87.2 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.0 kW / 34.9 hp / 34.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.7 kW/l / 0.477 bhp/cu in / 0.477 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque57.4 N·m/l / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.0 kW/ton / 46.2 bhp/ton / 46.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 D

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