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Mercedes-Benz 300 c Cabriolet D

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 c Cabriolet D

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 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 from1955
Model300 c Cabriolet DIssued until
Serie300Number made
Model familyW 186 IVBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5055 mm / 199.0 in / 199.0 inTotal (curb) weight1940 kg / 4277 lb / 4277 lb
Width1838 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3050 mm / 120.1 in / 120.1 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 capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.50 m2 / 26.9 sq ft / 26.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 186 II / 186.920Total 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 supply2 Solex 32 PAIAT carburettorsEngine 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 ratio7.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power91.7 kW / 123.0 hp / 123.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.0 kW / 53.7 hp / 53.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.6 kW/l / 0.673 bhp/cu in / 0.673 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) ratio4.67

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 ratio63.4 kW/ton / 48.0 bhp/ton / 48.0 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-lock3.75Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs, Torsion bar
Wheels front5½K x 15Wheels rear5½K x 15
Tyres front7.60 S 15Tyres rear7.60 S 15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 inBrake diameter rear260 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 300 c Cabriolet D

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