230 GE, from 09.1993: G 230 (short wheelbase)

230 GE, from 09.1993: G 230 (short wheelbase)
  • Design name
    463 GE 23
  • Type
    463.204 (cabrio); 463.224 (station wagon)
  • Production period
    07.1989 / 04.1990 - 07.1994
  • Note on production period
    production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection and emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 102 E 23 / 102.989
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in-line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    95.5 x 80.2 mm
  • Total displacement
    2298 cc
  • Compression ratio
    9.0
  • Rated output
    93 kW / 126 hp at 5000 rpm
  • Rated torque
    190 Nm at 4000 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-electronically controlled~(Bosch KE-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    under load compartment floor / 96 l
  • Frame design
    box-section ladder-type frame / steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    rigid axle; 2 trailing arms, 1 wishbone (Panhard bar)
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    rigid axle; 2 trailing arms, 1 wishbone (Panhard bar)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, antilock system optional (from 09.1993 as standard); front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (manually operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    6 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    205 R 16 M+S
  • Driven wheels
    permanent four-wheel drive on front and rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    from power divider via single-piece cardan shafts on front-axle differential and rear-axle differential
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    optional
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    front/rear: 4.86; transfer case: road 1.05 / off-road 2.16
  • Maximum speed
    145 km/h (off-road 89 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    18.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.7 / 17.3 / 16.4 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.86; II. 2.18; III. 1.38; IV. 1.0; V. 0.80; R. 4.22
  • Final drive ratio
    front/rear: 5.29; transfer case: road 1.05 / off-road 2.16
  • Maximum speed
    145 km/h (off-road 89 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    17.7 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.7 / 17.3 / 16.4 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2400 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1425 / 1425 mm
  • Length
    4185 mm (Cabrio: 4225 mm)
  • Width
    1690 mm
  • Height
    1908 mm (Cabrio: 1940 mm)
  • Kerb weight
    2060 kg (Cabrio: 2005 kg)
  • Gross weight
    2620 kg
  • Units produced
    382
  • Prices
    cabrio
    09.1989: DM 59,679.00
    01.1990: DM 61,218.00
    04.1990: DM 65,265.00
    10.1990: DM 67,830.00
    06.1991: DM 69,882.00
    02.1992: DM 71,934.00
    01.1993: DM 72,565.00
    07.1993: DM 73,887.50
    12.1993: DM 76,187.50

    station wagon
    09.1989: DM 64,182.00
    01.1990: DM 65,835.00
    10.1990: DM 67,716.00
    06.1991: DM 69,768.00
    02.1992: DM 71,820.00
    01.1993: DM 72,450.00
    07.1993: DM 73,772.50
    12.1993: DM 76,072.50
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