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Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1951
Model300 S CoupéIssued until
Serie300Number made216
Model familyW 188Body construction
Model codeW 188 IBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2900 mm / 114.2 in / 114.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1525 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.45 m2 / 26.4 sq ft / 26.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 188 / 188.920Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply3 So 40 PBJC carbsEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.2 kW / 59.2 hp / 59.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.9 kW/l / 0.810 bhp/cu in / 0.810 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.8 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 sFuel 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.75Turning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels front5K x 15Wheels rear5K x 15
Tyres front6.70-15Tyres rear6.70-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé

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