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Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster (1955-1963) specifications

Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster (1955-1963) specifications Classic and Performance Car

Smaller-engined Mercedes 190SL provides an entertaining drive for a fraction of the cost.


The SL tag is supposed to translate as 'sports light', but despite aluminium doors, bonnet and bootlid, the 190SL is still too heavy to do anything properly sporting with its 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine. Settle for the fact that it is a good, if not exhilarating to drive, with bags of style. In fact it’s just the thing for those who can’t afford ten times the price for the larger 300SL. Build quality is superb, and they’ve survived in good enough numbers to make finding one simple enough. You may have to pay a bit more if it comes with both soft and hard tops., and concours cars are now £130k+.

Production

  • Production:
    25,881
  • Price at launch:
    £2,693
  • Price (excellent)
    £115,000
  • Price (good):
    £70,000
  • Price (average):
    £40,000
  • Price (project):
    £25,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    13.3secs
  • Top speed:
    109.0mph
  • Power:
    104.0bhp
  • Torque:
    114.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4290mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1740mm
  • Height:
    1320mm
  • Weight:
    1140kgs

Mercedes-Benz 190SL Classifieds

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