G 320 (short wheelbase)
  • Design name
    463 GE 32
  • Type
    463.208 (cabrio); 463.230 (station wagon)
  • Production period
    02.1994 / 05.1994 - 09.1997
  • 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 104 E 32 / 104.996
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in-line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    89.9 x 84.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    3199 cc
  • Compression ratio
    9.2
  • Rated output
    155 kW / 210 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    300 Nm at 3750 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor-controlled injection system with hot-film air-mass sensor (HFM)
  • 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)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system; internally ventilated front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
  • 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
    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. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    front/rear: 4.86; transfer case: road 0.87 / off-road 2.16
  • Maximum speed
    170 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    12.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    14.0 / 18.4 / 16.6 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • 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
  • Units produced
    1184
  • Prices
    cabrio with manual soft top operation
    12.1993: DM 94,300.00
    04.1995: DM 98,095.00
    04.1996: DM 99,877.50
    09.1996: 100,682.50

    cabrio with electro-hydraulic soft top operation
    03.1997: DM 111,032.50

    station wagon
    12.1993: DM 94,185.00
    04.1995: DM 96,542.50
    04.1996: DM 98,302.00
    09.1996: DM 99,107.00
    03.1997: DM 100,625.00
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