Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster.

  • Legend 4: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster.

    In 1957 the legendary Gullwing was succeeded by the roadster version of the 300 SL. The open sports car – long wished-for mainly by the American clientele – came with regular doors, made possible by a revised space frame with lower frame side members. The newly fitted single-joint swing axle made the high-performance sports car easy to handle even for less experienced drivers.

    • Cylinders 6
    • Displacement 183 cu in
    • Output 215 hp (158 kW)
    • at engine speed 5800/min
    • Top speed 155 mph
    • Production period 1957-1963
    • Units produced 1858

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