Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK 

  • 1928
  • 180 HP 6.8L
  • 108 mph
The Mercedes-Benz is considered the summit of a six-cylinder series which debuted in the 1920s, in the times of the DMG (Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft or Daimler Engine Company).
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK
14 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK
108 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK
19.2 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK
180 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK
390 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Mercedes-Benz 720 SSK

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For many years the S, SS, SSK models and the lightweight variant SSKL dominated international racing – often with Rudolf Caracciola at the wheel.
The Mercedes-Benz is considered the summit of a six-cylinder series which debuted in the 1920s, in the times of the DMG (Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft or Daimler Engine Company).

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 1928

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 27.23 lb/hp
Maximum hp 180 HP @ 3,200 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 1,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,789 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 5:1
Bore/stroke 3.86 in / 5.91 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

road tests

Top speed 108 mph
1/4 mile 19.2 s
0-60mph 14 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.16:1
  2. 2: 1.81:1
  3. 3: 1.36:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,901 lb
Width 68 in
Height 60 in
Length 200 in
Front track width 55.9 in
Wheelbase 133.9 in
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