1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 W 123

The 230 is a car from Mercedes-Benz, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Friedrich Geiger-penned 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. It forms part of Mercedes-Benz's W 123 model range. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 107.5 bhp (109 PS/80 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 186 N·m (137 lb·ft/19 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1350 kg at the kerb.

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1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 W 123 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4725 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2307 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
109 PS / 107.5 bhp / 80 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
186 Nm / 137 ft.lb / 19 kgm @ 3000 rpm

Mercedes-Benz W 123 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1988 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW 1390 kg
Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbodiesel -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2998 cm3 121 PS 119 bhp 89 kW 1625 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1997 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1997 cm3 108 PS 107 bhp 80 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW 1390 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1988 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2299 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2525 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1360 kg
Mercedes-Benz 280 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW 1455 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2998 cm3 88 PS 87 bhp 65 kW 1445 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2307 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2399 cm3 72 PS 71 bhp 53 kW 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2525 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1460 kg
Mercedes-Benz 280 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3005 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW 1445 kg
Mercedes-Benz 200 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 94 PS 93 bhp 69 kW 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1997 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1997 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1988 cm3 94 PS 93 bhp 69 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1460 kg
Mercedes-Benz 200 D -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW 1375 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1988 cm3 55 PS 54 bhp 40 kW
Mercedes-Benz 220 D -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2197 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2197 cm3 60 PS 59 bhp 44 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2404 cm3 65 PS 64 bhp 48 kW 1385 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1375 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1370 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1998 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1185 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1979 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1995 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1260 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1340 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1370 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1380 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1390 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1390 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1390 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1425 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1405 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1988 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1410 kg
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2795 110
Track/tread (front) 1488 58.6
Track/tread (rear) 1445 56.9
Length 4725 186
Width 1786 70.3
Height 1440 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976
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 115 V 23
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2307 cc
(140.782 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.7 × 83.6 mm
3.69 × 3.29 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
109 PS (107.5 bhp) (80 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.6 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
186 Nm (137 ft·lb) (19 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80.62 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Stromberg carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1013.2 kPa (146.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 576.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 80.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
79.63 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.84 kg/kW
28.13 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.W.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 5½J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14 H 2
Tyres front 175 SR 14
Tyres rear 175 SR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter 273 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.69
general
Carfolio.com ID64394
Production total
Model code
Model family W 123
RAC rating 21.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.