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Mercedes-Benz 300D

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 5-cylinder 10-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 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
Model300DIssued 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

Length4725 mm / 186.0 in / 186.0 inTotal (curb) weight1445 kg / 3186 lb / 3186 lb
Width1786 mm / 70.3 in / 70.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2795 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeOM 617 D 30 / 617.912Total number of cylinders5
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves10
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.9 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
FueldieselStroke92.4 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj.Engine displacement2998 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings6Unitary capacity599.60 cm3/cylinder / 36.590 cu in/cylinder / 36.590 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio21.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque172.0 N·m / 126.9 lb·ft / 126.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.0 kW / 34.8 hp / 34.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.6 kW/l / 0.476 bhp/cu in / 0.476 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific 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) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

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 ratio60.2 kW/ton / 45.6 bhp/ton / 45.6 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300D

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