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  300 SD
Chassis 116 120
Production
Period
28,634
May 1978 - September 1980
Engine OM 617
Configuration Front engine
Rear wheel drive
Suspension, front double wishbone with torsion bar stabilizer
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension
Suspension, rear diagonal-swing axle, optional hydropneumatic level control
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering Re-circulating ball and nut power steering;
2.7 turns lock to lock
Braking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit, optional antilock device from Dec 78
Brakes, front disc brakes internally ventilated
(278 mm)
Brakes, rear disc brakes solid
(279 mm)
Wheels 6 J x 14 H 2
steel wheels, optional light-alloy disc wheels
Tyres 185 HR 14
Fuel tank capacity
incl. reserve
96 L
13 L approx.
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Standard/Optional S
Shifting Switch lever on steering column or car center
Clutch Hydra. torque convertor in automatic gear
Type Planet gear
Synchromesh gears N/A
1st gear 3.98
2nd Gear 2.39
3rd gear 1.46
4th gear 1.0
5th gear N/A
Reverse gear 5.47
Final drive 3.07