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  Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1951 - 1958
Numbers built:216
Introduced at:1951 Paris Motor Show
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionIn October 1951 - one month before serial production of the 300 model was begun - another top model, the 300 S model, was presented at the Paris Motor Show. The new model was positioned as a parcticularly representative car with sports-car characteristics and it met the highest demands with regards to roadability and speed.

Technically the 300 S was derived mainly from the 300 model. In contrast to the 300 model, however, it had a curtailed chassis with a wheelbase, which was 150 mm shorter. Higher compression and the addition of three Carburetors boosted engine power to 150 hp. This made a maximum speed of 175 kph possible. The 300 S model was available as Cabriolet A, as roadster and as a coupe. The roadster basically corresponded to the Cabriolet A, but it had a lighter, fully retractable hood without coach joints. Serial production of the three versions started between June and September 1952.

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