Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster 1957-1963


May 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster (1957-1963)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
130-160 (depending on axle ratio)
0-60 mph
7.0-8.8 (depending on axle ratio)
BHP
212 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
202 @4600rpm
BHP per ton
153
Engine capacity CC/CU
2995/183
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.55:1
Valve Type/No
SOHC
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
178
Width (in)
70.5
Height (in)
51.1
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3050
Additional Info: There were also 222-250hp versions. Also an option was to have higher or lower rear axle gear ratios. A hardtop cover could be added that weighed around 88lbs (see pic above in gallery).

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