230 SL
  • Model
    W 113
  • Description
    113.042
  • Production
    03.1963 / 07.1963 - 01.1967
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 127 II / 127.981
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    82 x 72.8 mm
  • Total displacement
    2306 cc (tax classification: 2281 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.3
  • Rated output
    150 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    20.0 mkg at 4200 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, mechanically controlled;~Bosch 6-plunger injection pump
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in the rear / 65 l
  • Frame design
    floor assembly / steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    single-joint swing axle with compensating spring
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball steering (power steering optional)
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, acting on front- and rear wheels; front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel disc wheels
  • Wheel rims
    drop-centre rim 5 1/2 J x 14 H
  • Tires
    185 HR 14
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 10.1965)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.42; II. 2.28; III. 1.53; IV. 1.0; R. 3.92
  • Final drive ratio
    3.75
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    11.1 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.2 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (from 11.1965)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.05; II. 2.23; III. 1.40; IV. 1.0; R. 3.58
  • Final drive ratio
    3.75
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    11.1 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.2 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission ZF S 5-20
  • Availibility
    option (from 09.1965)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.92; II. 2.22; III. 1.42; IV. 1.0; V. 0.85; R. 3.49
  • Final drive ratio
    4.08
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.7 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.2 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.98; II. 2.52; III. 1.58; IV. 1.0; R. 4.15
  • Final drive ratio
    3.75
  • Maximum speed
    195 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.7 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.2 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Wheelbase
    2400 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1486 / 1487 mm
  • Length
    4285 mm
  • Width
    1760 mm
  • Height
    1320 mm (with cabriolet top closed)
  • Kerb weight
    1295 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    1650 kg
  • Units produced
    19,831
  • Prices
    07.1963: DM 20,600.00
    04.1966: DM 21,100.00
    (prices not including hardtop, including roadster soft top)
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