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  Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy 'Gullwing' Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1955
Numbers built:29
Internal name:W198
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 24, 2012
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Engine
Configuration M198 Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 256 kilo / 564.4 lbs
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium 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 8.6:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Direct Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 215 bhp / 160 KW @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 275 Nm / 203 ft lbs @ 4,600 rpm
BHP/Liter 72 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium alloy panels
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 hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,200 kilo / 2,646 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,520 mm (178 in) / 1,790 mm (70.5 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,385 mm (54.5 in) / 1,435 mm (56.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg

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  Article Image gallery (29) Chassis (2) Specifications