230 E

230 E
  • Model
    W 124 E 23
  • Description
    124.023
  • Production
    03.1984 / 01.1985 - 08.1989
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection; emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst as an option from 09.1985, as standard from 09.1986)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 102 E 23 / 102.982
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    4 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    95.5 x 80.25 mm
  • Total displacement
    2299 cc (tax classification: 2276 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.0
  • Rated output
    136 hp / 100 kW (with catalyst 132 hp / 97 kW) at 5100 rpm
  • Rated torque
    205 Nm (with catalyst 198 Nm) at 3500 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 / 70 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut
  • 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 system with vacuum booster, antilock system optional (from 09.1988 as standard); disc brakes front (from 09.1988 internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    6 1/2 J x 15 H 2
  • Tires
    195/65 R 15 91 H
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • 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. 4.25; II. 2.41; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; R. 5.67
  • Final drive ratio
    3.27
  • Maximum speed
    198 km/h (with catalyst 195 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.4 s (with catalyst 10.6 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    7.1 / 8.7 / 10.9 l (with catalyst 7.8 / 9.3 / 11.4 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • 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. 3.91; II. 2.17; III. 1.37; IV. 1.0; R. 3.78
  • Final drive ratio
    3.27
  • Maximum speed
    203 km/h (with catalyst 200 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.4 s (with catalyst 10.6 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    6.8 / 8.5 / 11.1 l (with catalyst 7.2 / 9.0 / 11.4 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • 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. 3.91; II. 2.17; III. 1.37; IV. 1.0; V. 0.78; R. 4.27
  • Final drive ratio
    3.27
  • Maximum speed
    203 km/h (with catalyst 200 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.4 s (with catalyst 10.6 s)
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    6.6 / 8.1 / 11.4 l (with catalyst 6.9 / 8.6 / 11.7 l)
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2800 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1497 / 1488 mm
  • Length
    4740 mm
  • Width
    1740 mm
  • Height
    1446 mm; from 11.1988: 1430 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1280 kg; from 12.1986: 1310 kg; from 12.1988: 1330 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    1800 kg; from 12.1986: 1830 kg; from 12.1988: 1850 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 374,422 saloons (until 10.1992)
  • Prices
    12.1984: DM 35,397.00
    04.1985: DM 36,537.00
    12.1985: DM 37,209.60
    09.1986: DM 39,102.00
    06.1987: DM 40,299.00
    02.1988: DM 41,211.00
    02.1989: DM 43,833.00
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