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Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 Mercedes-Benz 170S Cabriolet A

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 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
Model170S Cabriolet AIssued until
Serie170Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4780 l / 168.80 cu ft / 168.80 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4460 mm / 175.6 in / 175.6 inTotal (curb) weight1310 kg / 2888 lb / 2888 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity47 l / 10.3 UK gal / 12.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.79 cm3/cylinder / 26.960 cu in/cylinder / 26.960 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 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 typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.5 kW/l / 0.473 bhp/cu in / 0.473 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque63.4 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-15Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

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


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