1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 d W 189

The Mercedes-Benz 300 d is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The Mercedes-Benz 300 d belongs to the W 189 range of cars from Mercedes-Benz. Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 158 bhp (160 PS/118 kW) at 5300 rpm and 237 Nm (175 lbft/24.2 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. The Mercedes-Benz 300 d weighs a claimed 1950 kg at the kerb. It is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 170 km/h which is 106 mph.

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Key facts

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 d W 189 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5190 mm
How heavy?
1950 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2996 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
160 PS / 158 bhp / 118 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
237 Nm / 175 ft.lb / 24.2 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 17 s
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

Mercedes-Benz W 189 models

Mercedes-Benz 300D -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2996 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 2000 kg
Mercedes-Benz 300D Cabriolet D -
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2996 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 2030 kg
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 2996 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 2080 kg

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 d data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3150 mm 124 inches
Track/tread (front) 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1525 mm 60 inches
Length 5190 mm 204.3 inches
Width 1860 mm 73.2 inches
Height 1620 mm 63.8 inches
Ground clearance 216 mm 8.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1950 kg 4299 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 189 I
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2996 cc
(182.827 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 88 mm
3.35 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 160 PS (158 bhp) (118 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output 52.7 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 237 Nm (175 ft·lb) (24.2 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque 79.11 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.55:1
Fuel system Bosch mechanical fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 994.1 kPa (144.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 17 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.42 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.03 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.55 kg/kW
27.65 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 5.50K x 15
Wheel size rear 5.50K x 15
Tyres front 7.60 S 15
Tyres rear 7.60 S 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 260 mm
Rear brake diameter 260 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.67
general
Carfolio.com ID162734
Production total
Model code
Model family W 189
RAC rating 26.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 d added 2007-10-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.