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Mercedes-Benz 300SE (112/3) Technical Specifications

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Mercedes 300SE
Mercedes-Benz 300SE
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1961 - 1967
  • Number Built:
    • 300SE Sedan: 5,202
    • 300SE Long Sedan: 1,546
    • 300SE Coupe and Convertible: 3,127
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 300SE Sedan: DM 23,100
    • 300SE Long Sedan: DM 26,400
    • 300SE Two Door Coupe: DM 31,350
    • 300SE Two Door Convertible: DM 33,350
    • Automatic Transmission: DM 1,400
  • Date of Introduction: April, 1961
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions 300SE Sedan:
    • Total Length: 191.9 inches (4875mm)
    • Total Width: 70.7 inches (1795mm)
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 58.0 inches (14555mm)
    • Wheelbase: 108.3 inches (2750mm)
    • Front Track: 58.3 inches (1482mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.6 inches (1490mm)
  • Exterior Dimensions 300SE Long Sedan:
    • Total Length: 231.2 inches (5875mm)
    • Total Width: 70.7 inches (1795mm)
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 58.0 inches (1455mm)
    • Wheelbase: 112.2 inches (2850mm)
    • Front Track: 58.3 inches (1482mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.6 inches (1490mm)
  • Exterior Dimensions 300SE Coupe and Convertible:
    • Total Length: 192.1 inches (4880mm)
    • Total Width: 72.6 inches (1845mm)
    • Height at Kerb Weight:
      • Coupe: 55.0 inches (1395mm)
      • Convertible: 55.1 inches (1400mm)
    • Wheelbase: 108.3 inches (2750mm)
    • Front Track: 58.3 inches (1482mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.6 inches (1490mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 3476lb (1580kg)
    • Sedan Long: 3586lb (1630kg)
    • Coupe: 3520lb (1600kg)
    • Convertible: 3740lb (1700kg)
  • Fuel Tank: 17.2 gallons (65.0 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • All excluding Long: 39.37ft (12.0 metres)
    • Sedan Long: 40.0ft (12.4 metres)
  • Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 4.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.28:1
    • 3rd: 1.53:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 3.98:1
    • 2nd: 2.52:1
    • 3rd: 1.58:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • Manual: 3.92:1 or 3.75:1
    • Automatic: 4.10:1, from 1963 3.92:1 or 3.75:1
  • Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
    • 3310 rpm
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 160hp: 13.0 seconds (approx)
    • 170hp: 12.0 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • 160hp/3.92 axle manual: 180 km/h
    • 160hp/3.92 axle automatic: 175 km/h
    • 170hp/3.92 axle manual: 190 km/h
    • 170hp/3.92 axle automatic: 185 km/h
    • 170hp/3.72 axle manual: 200 km/h
    • 170hp/3.72 axle automatic: 195 km/h
  • Engine 6 Cylinder M 189:
    • Capacity: 2996cc 182.8ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
    • Fuel System: Bosch two plunger pump (from January 1964 a six plunger pump was used)
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.34 x 3.47 inches (85 x 88mm)
    • Power: 160 hp (DIN) @ 5000rpm (185hp SAE @ 5200)
    • Power: 170 hp (DIN) @ 5000rpm (185hp SAE @ 5200)
    • Torque: 19.3 mkg @ 3900rpm (151.9 ft/lb @ 4100)
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1 (from January 1964 8.8:1)
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Independent front and rear, with coil springs, single joint swing axle and air suspension
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio: 17.3:1 (3.2 turns)
    • Servo assisted
  • Brakes:
    • Disc, 253/255mm (99.6/100.4), servo assisted, two circuit hydraulic
  • Wheels:
    • 13" Pressed steel disc wheels
  • Tyres:
    • 7.50 x 13
300SE Production Schedule
Vehicle
Year
Cars Manufactured
300SE (112/3) Sedan
1961
13
1962
2,768
1963
995
1964
936
1965
490
Total
5,202
300SE (112/3) Long Sedan
1962
1
1963
387
1964
751
1965
407
Total
1,546
300SE (112/3) Coupe and Convertible
1962
331
1963
630
1964
706
1965
710
1966
497
1967
253
Total:
3,127
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