1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Automatic R 107 R 107 E 30

The 300 SL is a rear wheel drive Friedrich Geiger designed convertible/cabriolet road car with a front mounted engine, sold by Mercedes-Benz. The 300 SL is part of Mercedes-Benz's R 107 series of cars. Powering the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a single overhead camshaft, 3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) at 5700 rpm and 255 N·m (188 lb·ft/26 kgm) at 4400 rpm respectively. A 4 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Its maximum speed quoted is 198 km/h (123 mph), officially stated fuel consumption figures are 9.4/11.6/14.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Automatic R 107 R 107 E 30 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4390 mm
What size engine?
3 litre, 2962 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
188 PS / 185 bhp / 138 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
255 Nm / 188 ft.lb / 26 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.4 s
How fast?
198 km/h, 123 mph
How economical?
9.4/11.6/14.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

Mercedes-Benz R 107 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2962 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1510 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2962 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2962 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1500 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1500 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 3499 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 3499 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1500 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1540 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Automatic data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2460 mm 96.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1465 mm 57.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1466 mm 57.7 inches
Length 4390 mm 172.8 inches
Width 1790 mm 70.5 inches
Height 1295 mm 51 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 85 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 103 E 30 / 103.982
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2962 cc
(180.752 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.5 × 80.25 mm
3.48 × 3.16 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
188 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.5 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
255 Nm (188 ft·lb) (26 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.09 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1081.8 kPa (156.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 198 km/h (123 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.4/11.6/14.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km9.4/11.6/14.0 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre10.6/8.6/7.1 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG30.1/24.4/20.2 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG25.0/20.3/16.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 300.67 g/km
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 3.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15 H2
Wheel size rear 7J x 15 H2
Tyres front 205/65 VR 15
Tyres rear 205/65 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 278 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.46
general
Carfolio.com ID249777
Production total
Model code R 107 E 30
Model family R 107
RAC rating 29.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Automatic added 2011-06-29.
Last modified 2013-06-19.