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300 SL Gullwing Coupe
Mercedes-Benz > 300 SL > [W 198 I]

300 SL Gullwing Coupe (Germany, 1954)

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© photo courtesy of: RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe
basic info
spec rating
United States of America US
United Kingdom GB
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States of America US
United States of America United States of America
Engine
Straight 6
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Displacement
183 cu in
Doors
2
Maximum torque
203 ft.lb @ 4600 rpm
Seats
2
Wheel Drive
Rear wheel drive
Luggage Space
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Transmission
4, Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Power-to-weight
168.6 hp/ton
Kerb weight
2851 lb
safety rating:
NCAP
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fuel efficiency
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CO2 emissions
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Displacement
183 cu in
max power
218 hp
acceleration 0-100 km/h
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top speed
135 mph
price
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ownership cost:
annual
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insurance
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Fuel
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service
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tyres
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about this car

This historic model’s life started out when the post-World War II European circumstances couldn’t allow Mercedes-Benz to maintain its pre-War Grand Prix program. Instead, they would start focusing on an out-of-the-circuits sports cars production.

Making its first public appearance at the 1954 New York Motorshow, the 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ coupé would stand as Daimler-Benz’s first post-War sports car.
Drawn from its preceding racing model, this new 300 SL would preserve its characteristic upward-opening doors and yet appear more sophisticated, as well as being the first road car to have a fuel injection system.
The company’s official American importer, Max E. Hoffman, is the one responsible for the conversion from “race version” to “road version” of the 300 SL, as he predicted that a commercial version of this model would be a guaranteed success in the United States...


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