Rover of the series 460, 463 and 461
Mercedes-Benz type 230 G
Type 230 G 
Name 230 G  
Name Mercedes-Benz type 230 G  
Short name 230 G  
Model 460 G 23 
Production 1979 - 1989 
Number produced altogether 4.138 (civil model, all versions) 
Comments concerning the production period  
Prices open car 02.79: 29.736,00 DM 07.79: 30.001,50 DM 09.79: 29.990,20 DM 05.80: 31.527,00 DM 03.81: 33.606,20 DM 12.81: 35.595,00 DM station wagon 02.79: 32.592,00 DM 07.79: 32.883,00 DM 05.80: 34.521,50 DM 03.81: 36.781,50 DM 12.81: 38.962,40 DM van 07.79: 31.640,00 DM 05.80: 33.222,00 DM 03.81: 35.402,90 DM 12.81: 37.742,00 DM 
Wheelbase 2400 mm 
Track rear/front 1425/1425 mm; with light-alloy wheels: 1471/1471 mm 
Length 3945 mm; since 10.87: 3955 mm 
Width 1700 mm 
Height 1960, since 10.87: 1925 mm (open car: 1975, since 10.87: 1970 mm) 
Smallest turning circle 11,4 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 2500 kg; since 10.85: 2600 kg 
Max. front axle weight 1200 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 1600 kg 
Max. load 630 kg (open car: 680 kg) 
Max. trailer weight braked 2500 kg; since 10.85: 2600 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 750 kg 
Weight empty 1870 kg (open car: 1820 kg) 
According to guideline  
Operating method four-stroke Otto 
Configuration front, parallel; upright 
Type M 115 V 23 / 115.973; since 1986: M 102 V 23 / 102.944 
No. of cylinder/configuration 4 / in line; since 1986: 4 / in line; 15? inclination to right 
Bore x stroke 93,75 x 83,6 mm; since 1986: 95,5 x 80,25 mm 
Total displacement 2307 ccm (tax 2277 ccm); ab 1986: 2299 ccm (tax 2276 ccm) 
Compression ratio 8,1 (with normal compression engine: 9,0); since 1986: 7,2 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 90 hp / 66 kW at 5250 /min~(with normal compression engine: 102 hp / 75 kW at 4000 /min);~since 1986: 109 hp / 80 kW at 5300 /min 
Maximum torque 167 Nm at 2500 /min (with normal compression engine:~172 Nm at 3000 /min); since 1986: 174 Nm at 2000 /min 
No. of valves/configuration 1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead 
Valve operation top camshaft 
Camshaft drive duplex roller-type chain; since 1986: simple roller-type chain 
Mixture formation 1 horizontal-draught carburetter Stromberg 175 CDTU 
Cooling water cooling / pump; 10,7 l water 
Lubrication pressure circulation lubrication / 5,5 l oil 
Electric system 12 V 
Battery 55 Ah; since 1986: 66 Ah / in the engine compartment 
Dynamo three-phase AC / 770 W 
Starter motor electrical / 1,5 kW 
Ignition battery ignition 
Fuel tank under load floor / 68 l 
Fuel supply diaphragm pump 
Driven whells permanent drive on the rear wheels; during run disengageable drive on front wheels 
Power transmission from power divider via single-piece propeller shafts on front-axle differential and rear-axle differential 
Frame desing dropped square tube ladder-type frame / all-steel body 
Wheel suspension front rigid axle; 2 trailing arm, 1 wishbone (Panhard bar) 
Wheel suspension rear rigid axle; 2 trailing arm, 1 wishbone (Panhard bar) 
Suspension front coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer 
Suspension rear coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension 
Damper hydraulic telescopic damper 
Steering rec.-ball steering; on demand ball-and-nut power steering 
Steering transm ratio 22,0:1 / 5,3 steering wheel turns; w/ power steering: 16,69:1 / 3,8 
Breaking system braking system 
Breaking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake ~servo unit; disc brakes front, drum brakes rear 
Parking breake parking brake 
Parking breake mechanical (manually opertated), effective on rear wheels 
Diamatre brake discs front 303 mm; brake drums rear 260 mm 
Wheels sheet steel-disc wheels 
Wheels rims 5 1/2 JK x 16 H 2 
Tyres 205 R 16 M+S 

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Rover of the series 460, 463 and 461
Mercedes-Benz type 230 G
Gearbox 4-speed gear shift 
Availability Series 
Shifting Feed control 
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch 
Type of gearbox Pinion change gear 
Synchromesh gears I - IV 
Gear transmission I. 4,63; II. 2,46; III. 1,47; IV. 1,0; R. 4,35 
Differential ratio fore/aft 5,33; distributor gear: road 1,0 / country 2,14 
Maximum speed 128 km/h (country 71 km/h);~at 75 kW-motor: 137 km/h (country 71 km/h) 
Accelerations  
Comments  
Fuel consumption 12,5/17,8/19,2 l (open car: 13,5/19,8/19,5 l); at~75 kW-Motor: 12,2/17,2/18,8 l (open car: 13,2/19,3/19,1 l) 
acc. to guideline 80/1268/EWG; values for 90 km/h / 120 km/h / city cycle