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  Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1954 - 1957
Numbers built:1400 (29 thereof with alloy body)
Introduced at:1954 New York Auto Show
Internal name:W198
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 03, 2006
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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 steel body
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, torsion bar stabilizer
Rear suspension double swing axle, coil springs
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,300 kilo / 2,866 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 0.17 bhp / kg
Top Speed 245 km/h (152 mph)
0-60 mph 8.2 s

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