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1957-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster specifications

1957-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster specifications Classic and Performance Car

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Based on the 220 Ponton saloon but on a five-inch shorter floorpan, with much prettier bodywork distinguished by really long doors. Priced roughly 75% higher than a saloon when new, they sold in small numbers. The 220S had a 100bhp six-cylinder engine with twin Solex carburettors, and this was joined in 1958 by the 220SE, with the ‘E’ standing for fuel injection, a Bosch unit that added 15bhp – and even more to the car’s already high price. They remained in production a year longer than their saloon counterparts.

Production

  • Production:
    1856
  • Price at launch:
    £4,393
  • Price (excellent)
    £325,000
  • Price (good):
    £275,000
  • Price (average):
    £200,000
  • Price (project):
    £150,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.1secs
  • Top speed:
    130.0mph
  • Power:
    215.0bhp
  • Torque:
    228.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, double wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4570mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1790mm
  • Height:
    1300mm
  • Weight:
    1383kgs

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