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Mercedes-Benz C 280 Automatic

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Mercedes-Benz C 280 Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 9.3 l/100km / 30.4 mpg-UK / 25.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2005
ModelC 280 AutomaticIssued until
SerieC classNumber 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

Length4526 mm / 178.2 in / 178.2 inTotal (curb) weight1555 kg / 3428 lb / 3428 lb
Width1728 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1426 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in / 106.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1505 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1476 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.27Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.1 kW / 18.8 hp / 18.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.1 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.1 kW / 122.2 hp / 122.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.7 kW/l / 1.247 bhp/cu in / 1.247 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio146.6 kW/ton / 111.1 bhp/ton / 111.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.3 l/100km / 30.4 mpg-UK / 25.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions225 g/km / 362 g/mi / 362 g/mi
  Range667 km / 414 mi / 414 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,3 Links, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 91VTyres rear205/55 R 16 91V
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 C 280 Automatic

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