300 E
  • Model
    W 124 E 30
  • Description
    124.030
  • Production
    04.1984 / 04.1985 - 08.1989
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection; emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst as an option from 09.1985, as standard from 09.1986)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 103 E 30 / 103.980; from 09.1985: 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
    10.0 (ECE version); from 09.1985: 9.2
  • Rated output
    190 hp / 140 kW at 5600 rpm (ECE version); from 09.1985:~188 hp / 138 kW (with catalyst 180 hp / 132 kW) at 5700 rpm
  • Rated torque
    260 Nm at 4250 rpm (ECE version);~from 09.1985: 260 Nm (with catalyst 255 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, antilock system optional (from 09.1986 as standard); 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
    230 km/h (ECE version);~from 09.1985: 228 km/h (with catalyst 225 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    7.9 s (ECE version); from 09.85: 7.9 s (with catalyst 8.1 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    6.5 / 8.3 / 12.1 l (ECE version);~from 09.1985: 6.8 / 8.7 / 12.7 l (with catalyst 7.1 / 9.1 / 13.2 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
    225 km/h (ECE version);~from 09.1985: 223 km/h (with catalyst 220 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.3 s (ECE version); from 09.85: 8.2 s (with catalyst 8.5 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.0 / 9.6 / 11.9 l (ECE version);~from 09.1985: 8.3 / 10.0 / 12.8 l (with catalyst 8.6 / 10.4 / 13.3 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
    223 km/h (with catalyst 220 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.2 s (with catalyst 8.5 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.3 / 10.0 / 12.8 l (with catalyst 8.6 / 10.4 / 13.3 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2800 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1497 / 1488 mm
  • Length
    4740 mm
  • Width
    1740 mm
  • Height
    1446 mm; from 11.1988: 1430 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1340 kg; from 12.1986: 1370 kg; from 12.1988: 1390 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    1860 kg; from 12.1986: 1890 kg; from 12.1988: 1910 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 258,063 (until 11.1992)
  • Prices
    12.1984: DM 44,004.00
    04.1985: DM 45,303.60
    09.1985: DM 46,101.60
    12.1985: DM 46,945.20
    09.1986: DM 51,528.00
    06.1987: DM 53,067.00
    02.1988: DM 54,264.00
    09.1988: DM 54,606.00
    02.1989: DM 55,746.00
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