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  • Model
    W 123 V 23
  • Description
    123.023
  • Production
    07.1975 / 02.1976 - 08.1980
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 115 V 23 / 115.954
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    93.75 x 83.6 mm
  • Total displacement
    2307 cc (tax classification: 2277 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.0
  • Rated output
    109 hp / 80 kW at 4800 rpm
  • Rated torque
    186 Nm at 3000 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    1 Stromberg 175 CDT horizontal-draught carburettor
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 65 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    semi-trailing arm axle (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball steering (power steering optional)
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster; four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional from 01.1978)
  • Wheel rims
    5 1/2 J x 14 H 2
  • Tires
    175 SR 14 88 S
  • 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. 3.90; II. 2.30; III. 1.41; IV. 1.0; R. 3.66
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    170 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    13.7 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    9.4 / 12.5 / 14.7 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. 3.98; II. 2.39; III. 1.46; IV. 1.0; R. 5.47
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    165 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    13.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.2 / 12.8 / 15.3 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2795 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1488 / 1446 mm
  • Length
    4725 mm
  • Width
    1786 mm
  • Height
    1438 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1350 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    1870 kg
  • Units produced
    195,920 saloons
  • Prices
    01.1976: DM 19,203.00
    02.1977: DM 19,980.00
    01.1978: DM 20,160.00
    04.1978: DM 20,910.40
    12.1978: DM 21,336.00
    05.1979: DM 21,532.00
    01.07.1979: DM 21,724.25
    16.07.1979: DM 22,227.10
    03.1980: DM 23,097.20
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