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Figures & Specs: Mercedes 300 SL II Roadster W198 - [1957]

Mercedes 300 SL Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Mercedes 300 SL Engine:

The Cabriolet version of the 300 SL model has a 2996 cc (182.8 ci) 12 valve Straight 6 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Mercedes 300 SL Transmission:

This particular Mercedes 300 SL II Roadster W198 has a 4 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Mercedes 300 SL Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Mercedes 300 SL Power:

The 300 SL's 2996 cc (182.8 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 240 bhp (178 kW) @ 6100 rpm.

Mercedes 300 SL Torque:

The Mercedes 300 SL produces torque measuring 217 lb-ft (294.2 Nm) @ 4800 rpm.

Mercedes 300 SL Power to Weight:

The 300 SL weighs around 1330 kg (2932 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 180.4 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 163.1 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Mercedes 300 SL Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Mercedes 300 SL Top Speed:

The Mercedes 300 SL II Roadster W198 - [1957] has a top speed of 155 mph (249.4 kph)

Mercedes 300 SL Acceleration:

This 300 SL accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 7.30 seconds or 0-100kph in 7.5s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.24 seconds with a trap speed of 94.4 mph.

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1957 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 2996 cc (182.8 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 155 mph (249.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 7.30 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.5 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 20.00 secs
  • Power: 240 bhp (178 kW) @ 6100 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1330 kgs (2932 lbs)
  • Torque: 217 lb-ft (294.2 Nm) @ 4800 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.42 secs @ 94.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 180.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 163.1 lb-ft
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