300 SEL 3.5

300 SEL 3.5
  • Model
    W 109 E 35/1
  • Description
    109.056
  • Production
    08.1969 / 11.1969 - 09.1972
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 116 E 35 / 116.981
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V
  • Bore x Stroke
    92 x 65.8 mm
  • Total displacement
    3499 cc (tax classification: 3459 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.5
  • Rated output
    200 hp at 5800 rpm
  • Rated torque
    29.2 mkg at 4000 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in the rear / 82 l
  • Frame design
    floor assembly / steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    single-joint swing axle with level control
  • Front springs
    air-spring bellows, supplementary rubber susp., torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    air-spring bellows, supplementary rubber susp., torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, acting on front- and rear wheels; four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional from 08.1970)
  • Wheel rims
    drop center rim 6 J x 14 HB
  • Tires
    185 V 14 (6 PR); optional: 185 VR 14
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-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. 3.96; II. 2.34; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 3.72
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69; later 3.46
  • Maximum speed
    210 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.0 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    13.0 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • 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. 3.98; II. 2.39; III. 1.46; IV. 1.0; R. 5.47
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69; later 3.46
  • Maximum speed
    205 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    13.0 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Wheelbase
    2850 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1482 / 1485 mm
  • Length
    5000 mm
  • Width
    1810 mm
  • Height
    1410 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1630 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2130 kg
  • Units produced
    9583
  • Prices
    09.1969: DM 28,194.00 (with manual transmission)
    01.1970: DM 29,637.00 (with automatic transmission)
    08.1970: DM 31,024.50
    01.1971: DM 32,634.00
    01.1972: DM 34,077.00
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