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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Specs

General Specifications

Numbers Built:2

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Type M 196 S, Twin Spark Inline-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
Position:Front Llongitudinal, 53 Degree Inclination To The Right
Valvetrain:DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl w/Desmodromic Valve Gear
Fuel feed:Mechanically Controlled Petrol Direct Injection
Displacement:2982 cc / 182.0 cu in
Bore:78 mm / 3.07 in
Stroke:78 mm / 3.07 in
Power:231.2 kw / 310 bhp @ 7400 rpm
Specific output:103.96 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:344.44 bhp per tonne
Torque:317 nm / 233.8 ft lbs @ 5950 rpm

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Aluminum over Steel Tubular Space Frame
Driven wheels:RWD
Front tires:6.00x16
Rear tires:7.00x16
Front brakes:Inboard Duplex Drum Brakes w/Power Assist
Front brake size:350 mm / 13.8 in
Rear brakes:Inboard Duplex Drum Brakes w/Power Assist
Rear brake size:275 mm / 10.8 in
Steering:Worm & Sector
Front suspension:Double Wishbones w/Torsion Bar Springs, Telescopic Shock Absrobers,
Rear suspension:Swing Axles w/Longitudinal Torsion Bar Springs, Telescopic Shock Absrobers


Transmission:Rear Mounted 5-Speed Manual
Gear ratios:2.67:1, 1.75:1, 1.43:1, 1.07:1, 0.83:1
Final drive:2.222:1

Car dimensions

Weight:900 kg / 1984 lbs
Wheelbase:2370 mm / 93.3 in
Front track:1330 mm / 52.4 in
Rear track:1380 mm / 54.3 in
Length:4300 mm / 169.3 in
Width:1740 mm / 68.5 in
Height:1100 mm / 43.3 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:300 kph / 186.4 mph

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