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Mercedes-Benz 300 D

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 D

5-door 5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in, 118.0 kW / 158.2 hp / 158.2 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1961
Model300 DIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5780 l / 204.12 cu ft / 204.12 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5200 mm / 204.7 in / 204.7 inTotal (curb) weight1930 kg / 4255 lb / 4255 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3160 mm / 124.4 in / 124.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity71 l / 15.6 UK gal / 18.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.59 m2 / 27.9 sq ft / 27.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.30 m2 / 13.9 sq ft / 13.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)32.2 kW / 43.2 hp / 43.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power118.0 kW / 158.2 hp / 158.2 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.2 kW / 63.3 hp / 63.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output39.4 kW/l / 0.866 bhp/cu in / 0.866 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.9 kW/ton / 62.8 bhp/ton / 62.8 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.00-20Tyres rear6.50-15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 D

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