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Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2195 cm3 / 133.9 cu in / 133.9 cu in, 61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 157.0 N·m / 115.8 lb·ft / 115.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1954
Model220 Cabriolet AIssued until
Serie220Number made1278
Model familyW 187Body construction
Model codeBody 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

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1685 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 rear1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

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 180 I / 180.920Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 So 30 PAAJ carbEngine displacement2195 cm3 / 133.9 cu in / 133.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity365.83 cm3/cylinder / 22.324 cu in/cylinder / 22.324 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power61.9 kW / 83.0 hp / 83.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque157.0 N·m / 115.8 lb·ft / 115.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.8 kW / 33.2 hp / 33.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output28.2 kW/l / 0.620 bhp/cu in / 0.620 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.5 N·m/l / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in / 0.63 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h21.00 s / 21.00 s / 21.00 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
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 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 220 Cabriolet A

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