C 240 4MATIC station wagon

  • Model
    S 203 E 26 4-M
  • Description
    203.281
  • Production
    01.2002 / 07.2002 - 03.2004
  • 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 112 E 26 / 112.916
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    89.9 x 68.2 mm
  • Total displacement
    2597 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.5
  • Rated output
    125 kW / 170 hp at 5500 /min
  • Rated torque
    240 Nm at 4500 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 1 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor controlled injection system with hot-film air mass sensor (Bosch ME engine management)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in front of the rear axle / 62 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    three-link suspension / McPherson 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
    twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    rack-and-pinion power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system, from 03.1997 with Brake Assist; 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
    7 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    205/55 R 16 91 V; with sports suspension: 225/50 R 16
  • Driven wheels
    permanent four-wheel drive on front and rear wheels, controlled via electronic traction system ETS
  • Drivetrain
    from power divider (integral part of automatic transmission) via single-piece cardan shaft on front-axle differential and via divided cardan shaft on rear-axle differential (power distribution 40% front, 60% rear)
  • Gearing
    5-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. 3.95; II. 2.42; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; V. 0.83; R. 3.15
  • Final drive ratio
    3.46
  • Maximum speed
    219 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    16.1 / 8.5 / 11.6 l
  • by Guideline
    93/116/EC; figures apply to City (urban) / EUDC (extra-urban) / NEDC (New European Driving Cycle, average from <36.8%> City and <63.2%> EUDC)
  • Wheelbase
    2715 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1493 / 1464 mm
  • Length
    4541 mm
  • Width
    1728 mm
  • Height
    1462 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1690 kg
  • by Guideline
    EC 92/21 (including driver, 68 kg, and baggage, 7 kg; tank 90 % full)
  • Gross weight
    2215 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 5915 (until 05.2005)
  • Production details
    Volumes up to / from facelift in 03.2004 not documented separately
  • Prices
    07.2002: EUR 38,570.00
    02.2003: EUR 38,802.00
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