M-Class multiple cars of the series 163
Mercedes-Benz type ML 230
Type ML 230 
Name ML 230 
Name Mercedes-Benz type ML 230 
Short name ML 230 
Model W 163 E 23 
Number produced  
Comments concerning the production period  
Prices 09.97: 60.950,00 DM 
Wheelbase 2820 mm 
Track rear/front 1565/1565 mm 
Length 4587 mm 
Width 1833 mm 
Height 1776 mm 
Smallest turning circle 11,90 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 2650 kg 
Max. front axle weight 1250 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 1600 kg 
Max. load 720 kg 
Max. trailer weight braked 2500 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 750 kg 
Weight empty 1930 kg 
According to guideline EG 92/21 (with driver, 68 kg, and pack, 7 kg; tank to 90 % filled) 
Operating method four-stroke Otto (w. exhaust pipe injection, exh.gas purif. plant w. contr. 3-way catalizer) 
Configuration front, longitudinal; vertical 
Type M 111 E 23 / 111.977 
No. of cylinder/configuration 4 / line; 15? oblique to the right 
Bore x stroke 90,9 x 88,4 mm 
Total displacement 2295 ccm 
Compression ratio 10,4 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 110 kW / 150 hp at 5400 /min 
Maximum torque 220 Nm at 3800 /min 
No. of valves/configuration 2 adm., 2 exhaust / V-type pendent 
Valve operation 2 aloft cam-shaft 
Camshaft drive Duplex-roller chain 
Mixture formation microprocessor controlled injection device with hot- film air mass control (engine control Bosch ME) 
Cooling Water-cooling / pump 
Lubrication Pressure lubrication / oil 
Electric system 12 V 
Battery 100 Ah / in the motor room 
Dynamo Rotary current / 1260 W 
Starter motor electr. / 1,4 kW 
Ignition ignition performance graph 
Fuel tank before rear-axle / 72 l 
Fuel supply el. fuel pump 
Driven whells permanent propulsion on front and rear wheel, steered over the electr.traction-system ETS 
Power transmission from distribution gear over single drive shaft on fore-axle differential and rear-axle differential (power distribution 48% fore, 52% aft) 
Frame desing cranked box-section conductor-frame / all-steel body 
Wheel suspension front dual-traverse lever 
Wheel suspension rear double horizontal lever 
Suspension front torsion bar springs, torsion-bar stabilizer 
Suspension rear coil springs, torsion bar stabilizer 
Damper Two-hole gas-pressure shock-absorber 
Steering cog rack servo steering 
Steering transm ratio 3,6 steering wheel turns 
Breaking system  
Breaking system hydr. two-cycl. braking device with underpress.brake energizer and anti-blocking system;~disk brakes fore (inner-ventilated) and aft 
Parking breake  
Parking breake mech. (pedal operated), on rear wheels acting 
Diamatre friction disk fore / aft: 301 / 285 mm 
Wheels light alloy wheels 
Wheels rims 6 1/2 J x 16 H 2 
Tyres 225/75 R 16 104 T 

Skrzynie biegów tego modelu (gearbox and performance):

M-Class multiple cars of the series 163
Mercedes-Benz type ML 230
Gearbox 5 speed gear-shift 
Availability Series 
Shifting Central feed control 
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch 
Type of gearbox Change-speed gear 
Synchromesh gears I - V 
Gear transmission I. 3,86; II. 2,18; III. 1,38; IV. 1,0; V. 0,80; R. 4,22 
Differential ratio fore/aft: 4,78; distrib. gear: road 1,0 / country 2,64 
Maximum speed 179 km/h 
Accelerations 13,2 s 
Comments Acceleration by cutting-through from 0 - 100 km/h; weight 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 17,8/9,8/12,8 l 
acc. to guideline 93/116/EG; values for City (center)for City (local) / EUDC (off-road) / NEFZ (Neuer Eur. Fahrzyklus, Mittel aus City <36,8%> und EUDC <63,2%>)