Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI, 2001 MY W 203

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.

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

What body style?
4 door 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: 8.9 s
How fast?
230 km/h, 143 mph

Mercedes-Benz W 203 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2496 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW 222.0 CO2 1530 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 7A 2496 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW 222.0 CO2 1550 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2996 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 225.0 CO2 1535 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2996 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 233.0 CO2 1640 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 7A 2996 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 225.0 CO2 1555 kg
Mercedes-Benz C 320 CDI -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2987 cm3 224 PS 221 bhp 165 kW 183.0 CO2 1630 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 7A 2987 cm3 224 PS 221 bhp 165 kW 192.0 CO2 1650 kg
Mercedes-Benz C 350 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 3498 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 227.0 CO2 1555 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 3498 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 245.0 CO2 1655 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 7A 3498 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 232.0 CO2 1570 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1796 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 190.0 CO2 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 1796 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 193.0 CO2 1505 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2148 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1515 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2148 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 180.0 CO2 1535 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1796 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1796 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 200.0 CO2 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 1796 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 202.0 CO2 1505 kg
Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2148 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 169.0 CO2 1540 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2148 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 178.0 CO2 1560 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1796 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2597 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 1535 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2597 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 1640 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2685 cm3 170 PS 167.5 bhp 125 kW 1600 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 3199 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1555 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 3199 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1650 kg
Mercedes-Benz C 55 AMG -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 5439 cm3 366 PS 361 bhp 269 kW 286.0 CO2 1635 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2148 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 156.0 CO2 1520 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2148 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 166.0 CO2 1520 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1796 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 1796 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1475 kg

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2001 Mercedes-Benz C 270 CDI data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 69 litres 15.2 UK Gal 18.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.27
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
Valve gear 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 8.9 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/tonne (1000 kg)
79.98 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 6
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.