Technical Specifications
The power and performance specifications below for the standard 230S are the official Mercedes-Benz  specifications, probably taken at a height above sea level for Stuttgart, which is 260m. The power and performance figures for the 230S racer are taken in Pretoria, which is 1367m above sea level.
230S Standard
230S Racer
Engine Number
M180.947
M180.947
Number of Cylinders
6
6
Capacity
2306cc
2306cc
Bore x Stroke
82 x 72.8
82 x 72.8
Compression Ratio
9.0 : 1
9.8 : 1
Horse power
Engine: 120Hp @ 5400rpm
Back Wheels: 80Hp @ 5400rpm (estimated)
Engine: 131Hp @ 6000rpm (estimated)
Back Wheels: 105Hp @ 6000rpm
Top Speed
176km/h
200km/h (estimated)
0-100km/h
13 seconds
N/A
Fuel Consumption
16 Liters/ 100km
41.6 Liters/ 100km (race conditions)
Fuel System
2 x Zenith 35/40 INAT carburettors
Mechanical fuel pump, recirculating
65 Liter steel tank below boot
3 x Weber side-draught 40mm carburettors
Electric fuel pump, recirculating
45 Liter plastic tank in boot
Brakes
Hydraulic with dual circuit and servo assistance; discs at front and drums at rear;
mechanical handbrake on rear wheels.
Hydraulic with dual circuit and servo assistance; standard discs at front and standard drums at rear; no handbrake
Front suspension
Independent, with unequal-length wishbones,  coil springs and anti-roll bar.  Standrard telescopic shock absorbers
Independent, with unequal-length wishbones,  coil springs and double anti-roll bar in tandem.  Bilstein racing telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension
Independent, single-joint low-pivot swing-axles, with coil springs and compensating spring. Standard telescopic shock absorbers
Independent single-joint low-pivot swing-axles, with coil springs. No compensating spring. Bilstein racing shock absorbers
Steering
Recirculating ball with 22,7:1 ratio.  Telescopic steering damper
Recirculating ball with 22,7:1 ratio.  No telescopic steering damper
Wheels
Front: Steel 5JK x 13
Rear: Steel 5JK x 13
Front: Aluminium 6.5J x14
Reart: Aluminium 6J x14
Tyres
7.25 S 13
Dunlop Direzza 195/60R14
Wheel Base
2750 mm
2750 mm
Length
4730 mm
4630mm
Height
1495 mm
1395mm
Width
1495 mm
1495 mm
Track (Front)
1482 mm
1482 mm
Track (Rear)
1485 mm
1485 mm
Curb Weight
1410 kg
1255 kg
Total produced
41 107
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