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SL (W198) Versions

Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Specs

(1957 - 1963) - Technical Specifications for Years 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
With a fuel consumption of 17 litres/100km - 17 mpg UK - 14 mpg US (Average), a maximum top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h), a curb weight of 3131 lbs (1420 kgs), the SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing has a naturally-aspirated In-line 6 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M 198 I / 198.980.
This engine produces a maximum power of 225 PS (222 bhp - 165 kW) at 5800 rpm and a maximum torque of 274 Nm (202 lb.ft) at 4600 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Manual gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the SL (W198) has Double wishbones, coil springs, stabilising bar front suspension and Low-pivot swing axle, transverse compensating spring, coil springs rear suspension. For stopping power, the SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing braking system includes 2LS at the front and LT-ALHS at the rear.
The SL (W198) model is a Coupe car manufactured by Mercedes Benz, with 2 doors and - seats, sold new from year 1957 to 1963, and available after that as a used car.

Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Engine Technical Data Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 6
Engine Code : M 198 I / 198.980
Fuel type :
Petrol
Fuel System : Bosch mechanical direct fuel inj.
Lubrication : Dry sump
Coolant : Water
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 2996 cm3 or 182.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 85.00 x 88.00 mm
3.35 x 3.46 inches
Number of valves : 12 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 9.5
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 225 PS or 222 bhp or 165 kW @ 5800 rpm
Maximum torque : 274 Nm or 202 lb.ft @ 4600 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 17 L/100km
17 mpg UK / 14 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Extra Urban: - L/100km
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: - L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity : 100 L
22 UK gallons
26.4 US gallons
Range : 588 Km or 365 miles
CO2 emissions : 396 g/Km (estimate)

Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Performance Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Performance

Top Speed : 217 km/h or 135 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 Km/h) : 8.80 s
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : - s

Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight Mercedes Benz SL (W198) 300 SL Gullwing Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Body : Coupe
Num. of Doors : 2
Wheelbase : 240 cm or 94.49 inches
Length : 457 cm or 179.92 inches
Width : 177.8 cm or 70 inches
Height : 130.2 cm or 51.26 inches
Front Axle : 1384 cm or 544.88 inches
Rear Axle : 1435 cm or 564.96 inches
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.380
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : 2LS (260 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : LT-ALHS (260 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : -/- R-
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : -/- R-
Front Wheels Width : 5K"
Rear Wheels Width : 5K"
Curb Weight : 1420 kg OR 3131 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 6.3 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : - L
Steering : Recirculating ball. -
Front Suspension : Double wishbones, coil springs, stabilising bar
Rear Suspension : Low-pivot swing axle, transverse compensating spring, coil springs
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