1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL W 113 W 113

Mercedes-Benz 230 SL is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style styled by Paul Bracq/Friedrich Geiger with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Mercedes-Benz 230 SL is one of the W 113 range of cars from Mercedes-Benz. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 196 N·m (145 lb·ft/20 kgm) at 4200 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 1295 kg. It is claimed to manage a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL -
Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
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Key facts

1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL W 113 W 113 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4285 mm
How heavy?
1295 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2308 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
196 Nm / 145 ft.lb / 20 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.5 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.1 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

Mercedes-Benz W 113 models

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2778 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2778 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1360 kg
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2778 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2778 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2496 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2496 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2496 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2496 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2496 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
Mercedes-Benz 230 SL -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2308 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1295 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2308 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1295 kg
Mercedes-Benz 230 SL -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2308 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq/Friedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1487 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4285 mm 168.7 inches
Width 1760 mm 69.3 inches
Height 1320 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1295 kg 2855 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code M 127 II
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2308 cc
(140.843 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 72.8 mm
3.23 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
64.1 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
196 Nm (145 ft·lb) (20 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
84.92 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1067.2 kPa (154.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 384.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 115.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
85.22 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
114.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.73 kg/kW
19.6 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 4.100
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension SwAx.CS.
Wheel size front 5½J x 14 H
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14 H
Tyres front 185 HR 14
Tyres rear 185 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 253 mm
Rear brake diameter 230 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.75
general
Carfolio.com ID61919
Production total
Model code W 113
Model family W 113
RAC rating 25.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.