27/170/225 PS Mercedes-Benz model SSK sports two-seater.

A more powerful and shorter version of the Mercedes-Benz model S, the SSK, was specially developed for hillclimb races. The short wheelbase of this “Super-Sport-Kurz” (Super Sport Short) version ensured greater agility on narrow hairpin bends. More than virtually any other car, the SSK established the fame of the brand even though only 35 units were produced.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 425 cu in
  • Output 170 PS (125 kW)
  • at engine speed 3300/min
  • Top speed 119 mph
  • Production period 1928-1932
  • Units produced 35