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Mercedes-Benz E 240 Estate Automatic

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Mercedes-Benz E 240 Estate Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 18-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2597 cm3 / 158.5 cu in / 158.5 cu in, 129.8 kW / 174.1 hp / 174.1 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2003
ModelE 240 Estate AutomaticIssued until
SerieE classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 lb
Width1822 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2854 mm / 112.4 in / 112.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1559 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves18
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke68.2 mm / 2.69 in / 2.69 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement2597 cm3 / 158.5 cu in / 158.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity432.83 cm3/cylinder / 26.413 cu in/cylinder / 26.413 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power129.8 kW / 174.1 hp / 174.1 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.0 kW/l / 1.098 bhp/cu in / 1.098 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.4 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.67

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.2 kW/ton / 76.6 bhp/ton / 76.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link
Wheels front7.5J x 16Wheels rear7.5J x 16
Tyres front225/55 R 16Tyres rear225/55 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz E 240 Estate Automatic

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