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Figures & Specs: Mercedes SL Class 300SL Gullwing W198 - [1955]

Mercedes SL Class Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Mercedes SL Class Engine:

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

Mercedes SL Class Transmission:

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

Mercedes SL Class Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Mercedes SL Class Power:

The SL Class's 2996 cc (182.8 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 212 bhp (158 kW) @ 5800 rpm.

Mercedes SL Class Torque:

The Mercedes SL Class produces torque measuring 203 lb-ft (275.2 Nm) @ 4600 rpm.

Mercedes SL Class Power to Weight:

The SL Class weighs around 1293 kg (2850 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 163.9 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 156.9 lb-ft of torque per ton.

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

Mercedes SL Class Top Speed:

The Mercedes SL Class 300SL Gullwing W198 - [1955] has a top speed of 135 mph (217.2 kph)

Mercedes SL Class Acceleration:

This SL Class accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 8.8 seconds or 0-100kph in 9.1s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.4 seconds with a trap speed of 91.4 mph.

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Mercedes SL Class 300SL Gullwing W198 - [1955]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1955 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 2996 cc (182.8 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 135 mph (217.2 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 8.8 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 9.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 212 bhp (158 kW) @ 5800 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1293 kgs (2850 lbs)
  • Torque: 203 lb-ft (275.2 Nm) @ 4600 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.90 secs @ 91.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 163.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 156.9 lb-ft
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