Key facts

1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 W 115 W 115 V 23 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4680 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2307 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
110 PS / 108 bhp / 81 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
186 Nm / 137 ft.lb / 19 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.70 s
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 technical specifications

Introduction

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz 230.4 belongs to the W 115 range of cars from Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes-Benz 230.4's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 108 bhp (110 PS/81 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 186 N·m (137 lb·ft/19 kgm) at 2500 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels.
It weighs a claimed 1350 kg at the kerb.
It is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 170 km/h which is 106 mph.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 data
1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 W 115 W 115 V 23 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2750 108.3
Track/tread (front) 1448 57
Track/tread (rear) 1440 56.7
Length 4680 184.3
Width 1770 69.7
Height 1440 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
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 / 115.951
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)
110 PS (108 bhp) (81 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.8 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
186 Nm (137 ft·lb) (19 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80.62 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 St 175 CDT carb
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 13.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 81.11 PS/g
59.66 kW/g
80 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.76 kg/kW
28 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 5.5J x 14 HB
Wheel size rear 5.5J x 14 HB
Tyres front 175 S 14
Tyres rear 175 S 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
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 ID95425
Production total
Model code W 115 V 23
Model family W 115
RAC rating 21.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Mercedes-Benz 230.4 added 2002-06-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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