230 E chassis for special-purpose bodies
  • Model
    F 123 E 23
  • Description
    123.200
  • Production
    07.1980 - 10.1985
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 102 E 23 / 102.980
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    95.5 x 80.25 mm
  • Total displacement
    2299 cc (tax classification: 2276 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.0
  • Rated output
    136 hp / 100 kW at 5100 rpm
  • Rated torque
    205 Nm at 3500 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    single roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, mechanically controlled (Bosch K-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under the rear floor / 70 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    semi-trailing arm axle; on demand with hydropneumatic level control (at the chassis for estate car standard)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball st. (power st. optional, from 09.1982 as standard)
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, antilock system optional; four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel disc wheels
  • Wheel rims
    5 1/2 J x 15 H 2
  • Tires
    185 HR 15 93 H
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    option (until 04.1983)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.98; II. 2.39; III. 1.46; IV. 1.0; R. 5.47
  • Final drive ratio
    3.58
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    option (from 05.1983)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.25; II. 2.41; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; R. 5.67
  • Final drive ratio
    3.58
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 08.1983)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.91; II. 2.32; III. 1.42; IV. 1.0; R. 3.78
  • Final drive ratio
    3.58
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (from 09.1983)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.91; II. 2.17; III. 1.37; IV. 1.0; R. 3.78
  • Final drive ratio
    3.58
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    option (from 10.1981)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.82; II. 2.20; III. 1.40; IV. 1.0; V. 0.81; R. 3.71
  • Final drive ratio
    3.58
  • Wheelbase
    2795 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1477 / 1430 mm
  • Length
    4725 mm
  • Width
    1786 mm
  • Kerb weight
    for ambulance: 1210 kg; for estate: 1225 kg
  • by Guideline
    chassis with partial body, tank full, not including spare wheel and tool kit
  • Gross weight
    for ambulance: 2055 kg; for estate: 2225 kg
  • Units produced
    294 chassis
  • Prices
    06.1980: DM 23,899.50
    08.1980: DM 24,351.50
    07.1981: DM 25,199.00
    09.1981: DM 25,334.60
    01.1982: DM 26,023.90
    07.1982: DM 26,735.80
    09.1982: DM 27,555.05
    07.1983: DM 27,798.90
    08.1983: DM 28,671.00
    01.1984: DM 29,355.00
    09.1984: DM 30,210.00
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