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  Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Competition Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1952
Numbers built:10 (Coupe and Roadster)
Internal name:W194
Successor:Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Roadster
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 30, 2012
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Engine
Configuration M 194 Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, light alloy head
Displacement 2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Compression 8.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 3 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 175 bhp / 131 KW @ 5,200 rpm
Torque 255 Nm / 188 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 58 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension swing axles, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering recirculating ball
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 870 kilo / 1,918 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,220 mm (166.1 in) / 1,790 mm (70.5 in) / 1,265 mm (49.8 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,381 mm (54.4 in) / 1,445 mm (56.9 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.2 bhp / kg
Top Speed 240 km/h (149 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1952 24 Hours of Le Mans (Hermann Lang / Fritz Riess in 000 07/52)
1952 Carrera Panamericana (Karl Kling / Hans Klenk in 000 08/52)

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