Mercedes-Benz 190SL 

  • $4k built in Germany
  • 1955-1963
  • 105 HP 1.9L
  • 106 mph
The 190 was powered by a four-cylinder version of the 300SL's six, but it used twin Twin Solex PHH Carburetors to produce 105 honest horsepower.
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Both the 300SL and 190SL carried the 'Sport Leicht' name, but where the 300SL had a lightweight spaceframe design, the 190SL had a regular steel unitary-body construction based on a shortened R121 platform with aluminum hood, doors and trunk lid.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
13.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
106 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
18.9 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Price

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
$4k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 190SL
105 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Dec

Mercedes-Benz 190SL

www.supercars.net
Both the 300SL and 190SL carried the 'Sport Leicht' name, but where the 300SL had a lightweight spaceframe design, the 190SL had a regular steel unitary-body construction based on a shortened R121 platform with aluminum hood, doors and trunk lid.
The 190 was powered by a four-cylinder version of the 300SL's six, but it used twin Twin Solex PHH Carburetors to produce 105 honest horsepower.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $3,998
Type of car Production car
Year 1955-1963
Highest auction price 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, $220k, March 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 24.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 105 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Maximum torque 105 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,897 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.29 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

road tests

Top speed 106 mph
1/4 mile 18.9 s
0-60mph 13.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.52:1
  2. 2: 2.32:1
  3. 3: 1.52:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,551 lb
Width 68.5 in
Height 52 in
Length 169 in
Front track width 56.2 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in
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