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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

Chassis no. 196.110-00004/55
Engine no. M196/60
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz

Chassis

Current Chassis

From  20th April 1955

Chassis  196.110-00004/55

Dampers  Telescopic Type

Drum Brakes  Front-Rear Hydraulic Operation

Front Suspension  Indipendent Torsion Bars

Fuel tank capacity  260 litre

Chassis Frame  Tubular Spaceframe

Rears Suspension  Swing Axle

Steering  Worm and sector

Steering: Hydraulic-assistance  N

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Wheel track front  1330 mm

Wheel track rear  1380 mm

Wheelbase  2370 mm

Engine

Current Engine

From  20th April 1955

Arrangement  Inline

Bore  78 mm

Stroke  78 mm

Compression Ratio  9.1 : 1

Cooling System  Water Cooled

Cubic displacement  2982 cc

Cylinders  8

Electrical equipment Volt  12

Engine  M196/60

Engine Type  Front

Final drive  Bevel type

Fuel System Injection type  Direct petrol injection. Pump: Bosch PES 8 KI 70/320/3 LV 1247

Gearbox Number of forward speed  5

Maximum power  296 hp

Maximum power  7420 rpm

Maximum torque  30 kgm

Maximum torque  5950 rpm

Notes Fuel System  mechanically driven double gearpump and selectable electric scavenger pump for vapour locks

Notes Gearbox  Different gear ratios available

Notes Engine  longitudinal, slanted right by 33°

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Timing Gear  Desmodromic valve control

Transmission Clutch  Dry single disc Hydraulic

Fuel Type  Petrol-Gasoline

Valves per cylinder  2

Valvetrain  DOHC

Transmission Wheel drive  Rear wheel drive

Body

Current Body

From  20th April 1955

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Silver

Wheels type  Wire

Height  1100 mm

Lenghth  4300 mm

Material  Elektron

Number of doors  2

Number of spare wheels  1

Number of wheels  4

Type of body  Sport and Barchetta

Tyres Front size  6.00 x 16

Tyres Rear size  7.00 x 16

Unladen weight  1156 kg

Wheels Front size  5.50 F x 16

Wheels Rear size  5.50 F x 16

Width  1740 mm

Interior

Current Interior

From  20th April 1955

Cockpit/panels  Silver

Description  Seats: tartan tissue

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Number of seats  2