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MERCEDES BENZ 300SL W198 I GULLWING (1954-1957)



Technical data and photos




Class: sports car / grand tourer
Body style: 2-door coupe
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ
Production: 1954 - 1957
Total produced: 1 400


Drive type: rear wheel drive
Number of axles: 2
Number of wheels: 4
Number of doors: 2


Engine:
Type: four-stroke, inline, front-mounted
Valvetrain: SOHC, duplex chain
Maximum power: 158 kW (212 hp, 215 PS) at 5800 rpm
Maximum torque: 274 N·m (202 lb·ft) at 4600
Compression ratio: 8.55:1
Displacement: 2996 cm3
Number of cylinders: 6
Bore: 85 mm (3.3 in)
Stroke: 88 mm (3.5 in)
Fuel feed: mechanical direct fuel injection, Bosch injection pump
Cooling: water-cooled
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)


Transmission: 4-speed, manual
Standard axle ratio 3.64:1 (on request 3.42:1 or 3.25:1)


Maximum speed:
235 km/h (146 mph) (3.64:1) - standard
250 km/h (155 mph) (3.42:1)
260 km/h (160 mph) (3.25:1)


Fuel tank capacity: 130 litr (34.3 US gal, 28.6 imp gal)
Fuel consumption (estimate): 17.0 litres per 100 kilometres (16.6 mpg-imp; 13.8 mpg-US)


Electrical system: 12 volt


Dimensions:
Wheelbase: 2 400 mm (94.5 in)
Length: 4 520 mm (178.0 in)
Width: 1 790 mm (70.5 in)
Height: 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Front track: 1 385 mm (54.5 in)
Rear track: 1 435 mm (56.5 in)


Dry weight: 1 310 kg (2,890 lb)
Loaded weight: 1 555 kg (3,428 lb)

Body structure: sheet steel/aluminum or aluminum (29 cars built) on steel tube space frame


Tyre/Tire sizes: 6.50–15 Supersport


Front suspension: double wishbones, coil springs, stabilising bar
Rear suspension: high-pivot swing axle, radius arms, coil springs


Front brakes: drums
Rear brakes: drums


Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Date of the photo: September 2005
Author of the photo: Zeus79
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0 DE)
Changes made: cut of the original photo.
The original photo is under the photo.


Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Date of the photo: September 2005
Author of the photo: Zeus79
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0 DE)


MERCEDES BENZ W198 I 300SL GULLWING
MERCEDES BENZ W198 I 300SL GULLWING.
1956 300SL photographed Pebble Beach pre-show, Carmel, CA.
Date of the photo: 14 August 2007
Author of the photo: Writegeist
License: (CC BY-SA 3.0)


White MERCEDES BENZ W198 I 300SL Gullwing
White MERCEDES BENZ W198 I 300SL Gullwing.
Date of the photo: 25 August 2008
Author of the photo: Oxyman
License: (CC BY 2.5)


The white classic sport car
The white classic sport car.
Date of the photo: 25 August 2008
Author of the photo: Oxyman
License: (CC BY 2.5)


The white Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
The white Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
Date of the photo: 25 August 2008
Author of the photo: Oxyman
License: (CC BY 2.5)


Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe at Gaisbergrennen 2009, Austria.
Date of the photo: 23 May 2009
Author of the photo: MatthiasKabel
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Changes made: cut of the original photo.
The original photo is under the photo.


Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Front wiew of Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe at Gaisbergrennen 2009, Austria.
Date of the photo: 23 May 2009
Author of the photo: MatthiasKabel
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe at Gaisbergrennen 2009, Austria.
Date of the photo: 23 May 2009
Size of the photo: 1920 x 1080, 1,25 MB
Author of the photo: MatthiasKabel
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Changes made: cut of the original photo.
The original photo is under the photo.


Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe at Gaisbergrennen 2009, Austria.
Date of the photo: 23 May 2009
Size of the photo: 2932 × 1955 pixels, 1.56 MB
Author of the photo: MatthiasKabel
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe at Gaisbergrennen 2009, Austria.
Date of the photo: 23 May 2009
Author of the photo: MatthiasKabel
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood.
Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood.
Lovely Mercedes at Goodwood
Date of the photo: 7 November 2010
Author of the photo: Supermac1961 from CHAFFORD HUNDRED, England
License: (CC BY 2.0)
Changes made: cut of the original photo.
The original photo is under the photo.


Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood.
Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood.
Lovely Mercedes at Goodwood
Date of the photo: 7 November 2010
Author of the photo: Supermac1961 from CHAFFORD HUNDRED, England
License: (CC BY 2.0)


Classic sport car Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Classic sport car Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011, England.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2011
Author of the photo: Andrew Basterfield
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing classic sport car.
Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing classic sport car.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011, England.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2011
Author of the photo: Andrew Basterfield
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


The classic sport car.
The classic sport car.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011, England.
Date of the photo: 1 July 2011
Author of the photo: Andrew Basterfield
License: (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz W198 300 SL Gullwing oldtimer from 1955 in Frankfurt, Germany. IAA 2011.
Date of the photo: 24 September 2011
Author of the photo: Sunny1992
License: (CC BY-SA 3.0)


Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood and doors.
Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing with open engine hood and doors.
Date of the photo: 3 February 2012
Author of the photo: nakhon100
License: (CC BY 2.0)


The engine of the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
The engine of the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Date of the photo: 3 February 2012
Author of the photo: nakhon100
License: (CC BY 2.0)


The interior of the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
The interior of the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Date of the photo: 3 February 2012
Author of the photo: nakhon100
License: (CC BY 2.0)


Rear view of Mercedes Benz W198 I 300SL Gullwing
Rear view of Mercedes Benz W198 I 300SL Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany.
Date of the photo: 1 September 2013
Author of the photo: Curimedia | P H O T O G R A P H Y
License: (CC BY 2.0)


Front view of Mercedes Benz W198 I 300SL Gullwing
Front view of Mercedes Benz W198 I 300SL Gullwing.
Date of the photo: 18 December 2014
Author of the photo: Altmühltal Classic Sprint
License: (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Changes made: without a change.


Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
Mercedes Benz 300SL W198 I Gullwing.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Date of the photo: 26 July 2016
Author of the photo: Herranderssvensson
License: (CC BY-SA 3.0)






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