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Mercedes-Benz C 320 CDI

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Mercedes-Benz C 320 CDI

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2987 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in, 164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 415.0 N·m / 306.1 lb·ft / 306.1 lb·ft @ 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph top speed, consumption 6.9 l/100km / 40.9 mpg-UK / 34.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2005
ModelC 320 CDIIssued 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)470 l / 16.60 cu ft / 16.60 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1354 l / 47.82 cu ft / 47.82 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4526 mm / 178.2 in / 178.2 inTotal (curb) weight1630 kg / 3594 lb / 3594 lb
Width1728 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity525 kg / 1157 lb / 1157 lb
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in / 106.9 inGross (max.) weight2205 kg / 4861 lb / 4861 lb
Track front1493 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1464 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 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
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.56 m2 / 6.0 sq ft / 6.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)13.9 kW / 18.7 hp / 18.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplycommon rail direct diesel injectionEngine displacement2987 cm3 / 182.3 cu in / 182.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.379 cu in/cylinder / 30.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque415.0 N·m / 306.1 lb·ft / 306.1 lb·ft at 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.9 kW / 113.9 hp / 113.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.2 kW/l / 1.212 bhp/cu in / 1.212 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque138.9 N·m/l / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in / 1.22 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio135.6 kW/ton / 102.7 bhp/ton / 102.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.3 l/100km / 53.3 mpg-UK / 44.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.9 l/100km / 40.9 mpg-UK / 34.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions183 g/km / 294 g/mi / 294 g/mi
  Range899 km / 558 mi / 558 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
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 front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front225/45 R 17Tyres rear225/45 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 inBrake diameter rear290 mm / 11.4 in / 11.4 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz C 320 CDI

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