Key facts

Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI, 2001 MY W 203 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4526 mm
How heavy?
1585 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2685 cm3
How many cylinders?
5, Straight
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
370 Nm / 273 ft.lb / 37.7 kgm @ 1600-2800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.90 s
How fast?
230 km/h, 143 mph

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI technical specifications

Introduction

The Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI belongs to the W 203 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2.7 litre turbocharged 5 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 4200 rpm and 370 N·m (273 lb·ft/37.7 kgm) at 1600-2800 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels compliments of a 6 speed manual 'box.
Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1585 kg.
Top claimed speed is 230 km/h, or 143 mph.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI data
Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI, 2001 MY W 203 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2715 106.9
Track/tread (front) 1505 59.3
Track/tread (rear) 1476 58.1
Length 4526 178.2
Width 1728 68
Height 1426 56.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1585 kg 3494 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 69 litres 15.2 UK Gal 18.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.270
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 5
Capacity 2.7 litre
2685 cc
(163.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 88.34 mm
3.46 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
20 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
63.3 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
370 Nm (273 ft·lb) (37.7 kgm)
at 1600-2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
137.8 Nm/litre
1.67 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 18:1
Fuel system Direct diesel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1731.7 kPa (251.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 537 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 230 km/h (143 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.75 PS/g
79.98 kW/g
107.26 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.5 kg/kW
20.88 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.80 m
Front suspension I.MS.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.47
general
Carfolio.com ID77231
Production total
Model code
Model family W 203
RAC rating 24.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI added 2001-03-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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