Key facts

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

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4390 mm
How heavy?
1510 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2962 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
180 PS / 177.5 bhp / 132 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
250 Nm / 184 ft.lb / 25.5 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.90 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph
How economical?
8.3/10.4/14.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL technical specifications

Introduction

The 300 SL is a rear wheel drive Friedrich Geiger designed convertible/cabriolet passenger car with a front placed engine, sold by Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is one of the R 107 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Its 3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that develops 177.5 bhp (180 PS/132 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb·ft/25.5 kgm) at 4400 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1510 kg.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 200 km/h, or 124 mph, officially stated fuel consumption is 8.3/10.4/14.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL data
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL R 107 R 107 E 30 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerFriedrich Geiger
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2460 96.9
Track/tread (front) 1465 57.7
Track/tread (rear) 1466 57.7
Length 4390 172.8
Width 1790 70.5
Height 1295 51
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1510 kg 3329 lb
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
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
180 PS (177.5 bhp) (132 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
59.9 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
250 Nm (184 ft·lb) (25.5 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
84.4 Nm/litre
1.02 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) 1060.6 kPa (153.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 493.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 119.18 PS/g
87.66 kW/g
117.55 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.41 kg/kW
19.06 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.3/10.4/14.9 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.310.414.9 l100km 90kmph120kmphurban
km per litre12.0/9.6/6.7 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG34.0/27.2/19.0 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG28.3/22.6/15.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 305.54 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 recirculating ball PAS
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.80
Final drive ratio 3.46
general
Carfolio.com ID7359
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 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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