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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.043.5500441
Engine no. 198.980.5500368.
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz

Chassis

Current Chassis

From  1955

Chassis  198.043.5500441

Dampers  Telescopic Type

Drum Brakes  Front-Rear Hydraulic Operation

Front Suspension  Unequal double wishbones and coil springs

Fuel tank capacity  100 litre

Chassis Frame  Tubular Spaceframe

Rears Suspension  Swing Axle

Steering  Recirculating ball

Steering: Hydraulic-assistance  N

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Wheel track front  1385 mm

Wheel track rear  1435 mm

Wheelbase  2400 mm

Engine

Current Engine

From  1955

Arrangement  Inline

Bore  85 mm

Stroke  88 mm

Compression Ratio  9.5 : 1

Cooling System  Water Cooled

Cubic displacement  2996 cc

Cylinders  6

Electrical equipment Volt  12

Engine  198.980.5500368.

Engine Type  Front

Fuel System Injection type  Bosch mechanical direct fuel injection

Gearbox Number of forward speed  4

LSD  Y

Maximum power  222 hp

Maximum power  5800 rpm

Maximum torque  28 kgm

Maximum torque  4600 rpm

Notes Gearbox  Different ratios available

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Transmission Clutch  Dry single disc Hydraulic

Fuel Type  Petrol-Gasoline

Valves per cylinder  2

Valvetrain  OHC

Transmission Wheel drive  Rear wheel drive

Body

Current Body

From  1955

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Blue

Colours Description  Bavarian Blue

Wheels type  Steel

Height  1300 mm

Lenghth  4520 mm

Material  Aluminum

Number of doors  2

Number of spare wheels  1

Number of wheels  4

Type of body  Fixhead coupe

Tyres Front size  6,5 x 15

Tyres Rear size  6,5 x 15

Unladen weight  1295 kg

Wheels Front size  5J x 15

Wheels Rear size  5J x 15

Width  1790 mm