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Mercedes-Benz C111

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) rotary (Wankel) engine, 2400 cm3 / 146.5 cu in / 146.5 cu in, 257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 300 km/h / 186 mph / 186 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1970
ModelC111Issued until
SerieC111Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1240 kg / 2734 lb / 2734 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1120 mm / 44.1 in / 44.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1405 mm / 55.3 in / 55.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity120 l / 26.4 UK gal / 31.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Typerotary (Wankel) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2400 cm3 / 146.5 cu in / 146.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity600.00 cm3/cylinder / 36.614 cu in/cylinder / 36.614 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque392.0 N·m / 289.1 lb·ft / 289.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.1 kW / 136.9 hp / 136.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output107.2 kW/l / 2.356 bhp/cu in / 2.356 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque163.3 N·m/l / 1.43 lb·ft/cu in / 1.43 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.98

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed300 km/h / 186 mph / 186 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio278.2 kW/ton / 210.8 bhp/ton / 210.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 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 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Trailing arm
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C111

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