1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Aluminum body on tubular spaceframe
Production Years for Series : 1954 - 1957
Price : $7,460
Weight : 2885 lbs | 1308.614 kg
Introduced At : 1954 New York Auto Show

Performance

0-60 mph : 8.8 seconds.
Top Speed : 135 mph | 217.215 km/h

Power

I6 2996 cc | 182.8 cu in. | 3.0 L.

215 BHP (158.24 KW) @ 5800 RPM
206 Ft-Lbs (279 NM) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 85 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection

I6 3000 cc | 183.1 cu in. | 3.0 L.

240 BHP (176.64 KW)
220 Ft-Lbs (298 NM) @ 4800 RPM

Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

Total Mercedes-Benz Production for 1955 : 63,683
Alloy Coupes : 29

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 178.0 in | 4521 mm.
Width : 71.0 in | 1803 mm.
Height : 51.3 in | 1303 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 54.5 in | 1384 mm.
Rear Track : 56.5 in | 1435 mm.
Alloy Coupe
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 178.0 in | 4521 mm.
Width : 70.0 in | 1778 mm.
Height : 51.3 in | 1303 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 54.5 in | 1384 mm.
Rear Track : 56.5 in | 1435 mm.
Ground Clearance : 5.0 in | 127 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Suspension : Front : Upper/lower A-arms with coil springs and anti-roll bar

Rear : High pivot swing axles with radius arms and coil springs

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.50x15

Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $1,900
Avg. Household Income : $4,130
Avg. Home : $10,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.23

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing measures 71.00 inches in width, 178.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 94.50 inches.


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