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Old 04-05-2004, 06:47 AM
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Zen And The Art Of Diesel
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Thumbs up OM617 Performance, C111

Manufactured in 1978, 5-cylinder inline OM 617 A, placed before rear axle, longitudinally, standing, four-stroke diesel with pre-chamber injection, mechanically operated Bosch injection pump, turbocharger and intercooler, bore x stroke 90,9 x 92,4 mm, 2999ccm = ca. 183,2 cu in, compression 1:17,5, maximum power output 230 PS (NOT 320 PS!) = 169 kw at 4.200-4.600 revs, maximum torque 403 Nm at 3.700 revs, engine block made from grey cast iron, cylinder head made out of light alloy, detachable, 2 valves per cylinder, one overhead camshaft, driven by duplex-chain, firing order 1-2-4-5-3, one glowplug per cylinder, electrical Bosch starter, vented disc brakes front and rear, rear-wheel drive, double plate dry clutch, ZF 5-speed manual transmission with integrated axle drive, central floor shift, recirculating ball steering, length 5380 mm, width 1715 mm, height 1045 mm, car weight 1400 kg, engine weight 244 kg, one seat place, fuel tank 140 litres, top speed 325 km/h = 202 mph, ((other sources report a top speed of 327,3 kmh = 203,4 mph)), drag coefficient 0,183, another DC source says 0,195, diesel consumption was ca. 16 litres/100km = ca. 17.6 mpg UK = ca. 14.7 mpg US
I had been wondering what specificaly was done to it, and I ran across this. Looks like basicaly an intercooler, aluminum head(heat disapation?), lower compression(for) more boost. Interisting..
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