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Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet A

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet A

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 112.0 N·m / 82.6 lb·ft / 82.6 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1949
Model170 S Cabriolet AIssued until
Serie170Number made830
Model familyW 136Body construction
Model codeW 136 IVBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4510 mm / 177.6 in / 177.6 inTotal (curb) weight1310 kg / 2888 lb / 2888 lb
Width1684 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2845 mm / 112.0 in / 112.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1315 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity47 l / 10.3 UK gal / 12.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 136 III / 136.922Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.75
Fuel supply1 So 32 PICB carbEngine displacement1767 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity441.75 cm3/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder / 26.957 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque112.0 N·m / 82.6 lb·ft / 82.6 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.5 kW / 20.8 hp / 20.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.0 kW/l / 0.483 bhp/cu in / 0.483 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.4 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed121 km/h / 75 mph / 75 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio39.7 kW/ton / 30.1 bhp/ton / 30.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & leverSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front4.50K x 15Wheels rear4.50K x 15
Tyres front6.40-15Tyres rear6.40-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front240 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 inBrake diameter rear240 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 170 S Cabriolet A

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