300 CE
  • Model
    C 124 E 30
  • Description
    124.050
  • Production
    08.1986 / 04.1987 - 08.1989
  • 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 103 E 30 / 103.983
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    88.5 x 80.25 mm
  • Total displacement
    2962 cc (tax classification: 2932 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.2
  • Rated output
    180 hp / 132 kW (RÜF version: 188 hp / 138 kW) at 5700 rpm
  • Rated torque
    255 Nm (RÜF version: 260 Nm) at 4400 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
    above the rear axle / 70 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorber struts / gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system;~disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    6 1/2 J x 15 H 2
  • Tires
    195/65 R 15 91 V
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • 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
    3.07
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h (RÜF version: 228 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.1 s (RÜF version: 7.9 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    7.1 / 9.1 / 13.5 l (RÜF version: 6.8 / 8.7 / 13.0 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    option (until 09.1988)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.68; II. 2.41; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.14
  • Final drive ratio
    3.07
  • Maximum speed
    220 km/h (RÜF version: 223 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.5 s (RÜF version: 8.2 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.6 / 10.4 / 13.3 l (RÜF version: 8.3 / 10.0 / 12.8 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    option (from 09.1988)
  • 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
    3.07
  • Maximum speed
    220 km/h (RÜF version: 223 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.5 s (RÜF version: 8.2 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.6 / 10.4 / 13.3 l (RÜF version: 8.3 / 10.0 / 12.8 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2715 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1497 / 1488 mm
  • Length
    4655 mm
  • Width
    1740 mm
  • Height
    1410 mm; from 11.1988: 1395 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1390 kg; from 12.1988: 1400 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    1840 kg; from 12.1988: 1850 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 43,486 (until 10.1992)
  • Prices
    03.1987: DM 62,586.00
    02.1988: DM 63,954.00
    09.1988: DM 64,296.00
    02.1989: DM 65,664.00
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