300 SL
  • Model
    R 129 E 30
  • Description
    129.060
  • Production
    05.1988 / 03.1989 - 06.1993
  • 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 / 103.984
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    88.5 x 80.2 mm
  • Total displacement
    2960 cc
  • Compression ratio
    9.2
  • Rated output
    140 kW / 190 hp at 5700 rpm
  • Rated torque
    260 Nm at 4500 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 / 80 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut (level control optional)
  • 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
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    8 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    225/55 ZR 16
  • 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
    3.92
  • Maximum speed
    228 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.3 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.5 / 10.3 / 15.9 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • 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
    3.29
  • Maximum speed
    223 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    9.2 / 10.9 / 15.0 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2515 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1535 / 1523 mm
  • Length
    4470 mm
  • Width
    1812 mm
  • Height
    1303 mm (with cabriolet top closed)
  • Kerb weight
    1650 kg; from 09.1991: 1700 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2040 kg; from 09.1991: 2090 kg
  • Units produced
    12.020
  • Prices
    03.1989: DM 89,490.00
    01.1990: DM 93,879.00
    10.1990: DM 99,066.00
    06.1991: DM 102,771.00
    09.1991: DM 104,481.00
    02.1992: DM 108,642.00
    10.1992: DM 109,440.00
    01.1993: DM 113,505.00
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