Mercedes 300 SL W198 "Gullwing" group GT (1954)
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Specifications

3258 units built

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Mercedes M198, straight 6 cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
2996cc, 85.0 x 88.0 mm
8.55:1
179 kw / 240 bhp @ 6100 rpm
294 nm / 217 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl - 12 valves total
aspiration, natural with Bosch mechanically-controlled petrol direct injection
water cooled
dry sump
4 speed manual gearbox
1st: 3.34/1
2nd: 1.97/1
3rd: 1.39/1
4th: 1.00/1
R: 2.73/1
final drive, 3.64/1, 3.25/1, 3.42/1, 3.89/1, 4.11/1
steel tubular spaceframe chassis, aluminium bodyshell
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension swing axles, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Recirculating Ball steering, 17.3/1
finned drums 260mm diameter all around
Length 4520 mm (178.0 in)
Width 1790 mm (70.5 in)
Height 1300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheelbase 2400 mm (94.5 in)
Track (fr/r) 1384 mm (54.5 in) / 1435 mm (56.5 in)
wheels, 5.0 x 15"
tires, 6.50 x 15"
1300kg
fuel tank, 130 lt
drag coefficient, 0.38
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Results in WSCC

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Buenos Aires Sebring Mille Miglia Le Mans Tourist Trophy Carrera Pan
Team 1000km 12h 1600km 24h
Daimler-Benz #21, in entry list
Daimler-Benz #22, in entry list
Daimler-Benz #23, in entry list
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 0/0

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Drawings

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Engine

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Chassis

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