Mercedes-Benz 300 SD.

With the 300 SD of 1978, Mercedes-Benz introduced the first diesel car to the luxury class. A turbodiesel engine, used for the first time in a production car, ensured adequate output. At the same time the 300 SD was economical enough to improve the corporate average fuel economy of all Mercedes-Benz cars in the USA and meet the stringent American regulations.

  • Cylinders 5
  • Displacement 183 cu in
  • Output 89 kW
  • at engine speed 4350/min
  • Top speed 106 mph
  • Production period 1977-1980
  • Units produced 28634