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Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2195 cm3 / 133.9 cu in / 133.9 cu in, 73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1956
Model220 S CoupéIssued until
Serie220Number made1251
Model familyW 180 IIBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1350 kg / 2976 lb / 2976 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal 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 32 PAJTA 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 power73.1 kW / 98.0 hp / 98.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.0 kW / 36.2 hp / 36.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.3 kW/l / 0.732 bhp/cu in / 0.732 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.6 kW/ton / 55.0 bhp/ton / 55.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h17.00 s / 17.00 s / 17.00 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-lock4Turning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs, Torsion bar
Wheels front5K x 13Wheels rear5K x 13
Tyres front6.70-13 SportTyres rear6.70-13 Sport
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 inBrake diameter rear230 mm / 9.1 in / 9.1 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupé

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