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Mercedes-Benz
230 SL
(1963)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
Mercedes-Benz
Serie230
Model familyW 113
Model230 SL
Model codeW 113
Issued from1963
Issued until
Country of originDE
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]4160 / 146.91 / 146.91

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2400 / 94.5 / 94.5
Track front [mm / in / in]1486 / 58.5 / 58.5
Track rear [mm / in / in]1487 / 58.5 / 58.5
Length [mm / in / in]4285 / 168.7 / 168.7
Width [mm / in / in]1760 / 69.3 / 69.3
Height [mm / in / in]1320 / 52.0 / 52.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]180 / 7.1 / 7.1
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1295 / 2855 / 2855
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]65 / 14.3 / 17.2

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.97 / 21.3 / 21.3 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine CodeM 127 II
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-Benz
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type DetailsInline, 6 cylinder
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings4
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]82.0 / 3.23 / 3.23
Stroke [mm / in / in]72.8 / 2.87 / 2.87
Bore/Stroke ratio1.13
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2308 / 140.8 / 140.8
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]384.67 / 23.474 / 23.474
Compression ratio9.3
Fuel supplyBosch fuel injection
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]110.4 / 148.0 / 148.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]196.0 / 144.6 / 144.6
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4200 / 4200 / 4200
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6500 / 6500 / 6500
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]43.2 / 57.9 / 57.9 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]47.8 / 1.051 / 1.051
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]84.9 / 0.74 / 0.74

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio3.75

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]114.3 / 86.6 / 86.6
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]10.50 / 10.50 / 10.50
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]11.10 / 11.10 / 11.10
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]200 / 124 / 124
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.1
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5J x 14 H
Wheels rear5.5J x 14 H
Tyres front185 HR 14
Tyres rear185 HR 14
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]253 / 10.0 / 10.0
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]230 / 9.1 / 9.1
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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