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1951-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300A/B/C/D specifications

1951-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300A/B/C/D specifications Classic and Performance Car

Mercedes’ return to the production of prestige automobiles six years after the end of WW2 resulted in this 4000lb giant. The range has since been dubbed ‘Adenauer’ as the car became closely associated with the German chancellor of the time, Dr Konrad Adenauer. Built on the X-frame chassis of its pre-war counterparts, the engine is an alloy-headed straight-six. Sold in the UK from 1953, and better from 1954 when a servo was fitted to the braking system. 1957’s 300D was restyled above the waist with thinner pillars and a greater glass area.

Production

  • Production:
    11,430
  • Price at launch:
    £3,500
  • Price (excellent)
    £15,000
  • Price (good):
    £12,000
  • Price (average):
    £7,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.0secs
  • Top speed:
    109.0mph
  • Power:
    148.0bhp
  • Torque:
    178.0lb/ft

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, double wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Swing axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed auto

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4730mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2900mm
  • Width:
    1910mm
  • Height:
    1510mm
  • Weight:
    1740kgs

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