Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype 

  • built in Germany
  • 1953
  • 175 HP 3.0L
  • 149 mph
 
This sole prototype was built on chassis '000 11/53' which was the 11th 300 SL built at the time.
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IN 1953 Mercedes-Benz revised their successful racecar to include a new front grill, side engine bay vents and a full size front hood.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype
149 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype

Number built

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype
1 car
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype
175 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Prototype

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IN 1953 Mercedes-Benz revised their successful racecar to include a new front grill, side engine bay vents and a full size front hood.
This sole prototype was built on chassis '000 11/53' which was the 11th 300 SL built at the time.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Concept car
Year 1953
Number built 1 car

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.33:1
  2. 2: 2.12:1
  3. 3: 1.5:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,918 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 49.8 in
Length 166.1 in
Front track width 54.4 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in

road tests

Top speed 149 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 175 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,996 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.46 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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