Mercedes-Benz 300D 

  • 1959
  • 160 HP 3.0L
  • 102 mph
 

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 300D

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 300D
102 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 300D

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 300D
160 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Mercedes-Benz 300D
175 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 1959

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 27.56 lb/hp
Maximum hp 160 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 175 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,996 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.46 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 102 mph

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
Axle ratio 5.12:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,409 lb
Width 73.3 in
Height 64 in
Length 204.3 in
Front track width 57.7 in
Wheelbase 124 in
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