Mercedes-Benz C 111-III Diesel record car.

  • Legend 7: Mercedes-Benz C 111-III Diesel record car

  • Mercedes-Benz C 111-III Diesel record car.

    The C 111-III was to demonstrate the performance of the turbodiesel engine which Mercedes-Benz was about to launch in the 300 SD. With convincing results: In tests in Nardò, Italy, in 1978, the C 111-III established nine world speed records over different distances and time spans. Over the 500-kilometer (311-mile) distance, the car reached an average speed of 200.1 mph.

     

    • Cylinders 5
    • Displacement 183 cu in
    • Output 169 kW
    • at engine speed 4200-4600/min
    • Top speed 203 mph

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