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Mercedes-Benz C 280 Automatic

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Mercedes-Benz C 280 Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph top speed, consumption 8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1996
ModelC 280 AutomaticIssued until
SerieC classNumber made
Model familyW 202Body construction
Model codeW 202 E 28Body designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4487 mm / 176.7 in / 176.7 inTotal (curb) weight2050 kg / 4519 lb / 4519 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1464 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 104 E 28 / 104.941Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.5 mm / 2.89 in / 2.89 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity466.50 cm3/cylinder / 28.468 cu in/cylinder / 28.468 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.8 kW / 123.1 hp / 123.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.6 kW/l / 1.113 bhp/cu in / 1.113 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio94.0 kW/ton / 71.2 bhp/ton / 71.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)14.4 l/100km / 19.6 mpg-UK / 16.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.5 l/100km / 29.7 mpg-UK / 24.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions201 g/km / 324 g/mi / 324 g/mi (est.)
  Range721 km / 448 mi / 448 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.2Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 15 H 2Wheels rear6.5J x 15 H 2
Tyres front195/65 R 15 91 VTyres rear195/65 R 15 91 V
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear258 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C 280 Automatic

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