G 320 (V6 engine, short wheelbase)
  • Design name
    463 GE 32
  • Type
    463.209 (cabrio); 463.232 (station wagon)
  • Production period
    05.1997 / 11.1997 - 11.2000
  • 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 112 E 32 / 112.945
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    89.9 x 84.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    3199 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    158 kW / 215 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    300 Nm at 2800 - 4800 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
    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)
    hydr. two-cycl. braking device with underpress.19brake energizer and anti-blocking system; disc brakes fore and aft
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (manually operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    7 1/2 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    255/65 R 16 109 H 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
    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. 3.93; II. 2.41; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; V. 0.83; R. 3.10
  • Final drive ratio
    front/rear: 4.86; transfer case: road 0.87 / off-road 2.16
  • Maximum speed
    173 km/h (off-road 94 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    19.1 / 13.1 / 15.3 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
    2400 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1475 / 1475 mm
  • Length
    4230 mm (Cabrio: 4275 mm)
  • Width
    1760 mm
  • Height
    1931 mm (Cabrio: 1941 mm)
  • Kerb weight
    2215 kg (Cabrio: 2175 kg)
  • Gross weight
    2750 kg; from 04.1998: 2810 kg
  • Units produced
    543
  • Prices
    cabrio with electro-hydraulic soft top operation
    09.1997: DM 111,032.50
    04.1998: DM 115,072.00
    02.1999: DM 116,812.00
    01.2000: DM 118,552.00

    station wagon
    09.1997: DM 100,625.00
    04.1998: DM 104,400.00
    02.1999: DM 106,024.00
    01.2000: DM 107,648.00
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