Mercedes-Benz C111 

  • 1969
  • 280 HP 1.8L
The suspension featured anti-squat and anti-dive control; its front axle components were incorporated in large-scale production at a later stage and the rear axle was a precursor of today's multi-link independent rear suspension.
And since the pollutant content in the exhaust gas of the Wankel engines was also too high, Mercedes-Benz discontinued work on this type of engine in 1971, in spite of its impressively smooth running characteristics and compact size.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz C111


Mercedes-Benz C111
4.7 s
2.7 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz C111

Number built

Mercedes-Benz C111
6 cars
300 cars
4 cars


Mercedes-Benz C111
280 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

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Mercedes-Benz C111
The engines of the first two C 111 versions were straightforward gas-guzzlers.
The last Mercedes with a rotary-piston engine from this series was the four-rotor DB M950 KE409 of the C 111-II in 1970.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Concept car
Year 1969
Number built 6 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.17:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,425 lb
Width 70.9 in
Height 44.3 in
Length 165.4 in
Front track width 54.3 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in

road tests

0-60mph 4.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.66 lb/hp
Maximum hp 280 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 217 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,800 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.3:1
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