Key facts

1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 W 123 information summary

What body style?
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

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1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 technical specifications

Introduction

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.
1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 data
1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 W 123 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 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 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
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/g
59.38 kW/g
79.63 bhp/ton
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 per 100km
km per 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 recirculating ball PAS
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
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
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.

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