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Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDi Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDi Automatic

4-door 5-seater, diesel engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2685 cm3 / 163.8 cu in / 163.8 cu in, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed, consumption 6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelC 270 CDi AutomaticIssued until
SerieC classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)455 l / 16.07 cu ft / 16.07 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4630 mm / 182.3 in / 182.3 inTotal (curb) weight1585 kg / 3494 lb / 3494 lb
WidthDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in / 107.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
FueldieselStroke88.3 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2685 cm3 / 163.8 cu in / 163.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity537.05 cm3/cylinder / 32.773 cu in/cylinder / 32.773 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque137.8 N·m/l / 1.21 lb·ft/cu in / 1.21 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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)6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi (est.)
  Range912 km / 567 mi / 567 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearMulti-link
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDi Automatic

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