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Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Overview

Produced: 1954-1963, 25881 produced.
Types: Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Mercedes Benz 190sl Hardtop  Rvr (1962)

The first small Mercedes SL model was introduced in 1954, the 190SL. The 190SL was aimed at a similar market as today's SLK model and had pretty styling modelled on the larger 300SL model. The 190SL shared many of its components with the 190 saloon range including the 1897cc straight four engine. Unlike the saloon the 190SL benefited from having twin-carbs which helped produce a top speed of 105mph.

Most of the cars built had open roadster bodies although a small number of coupes were also produced. A factory hardtop was offered as an option along with servo brakes (which were standard from 1956) and many other items. In total, over 25,000 of these attractive sportscars were made from 1954 until 1963.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1897ccS4 OHCMercedes S485.1mm x 83.6mm8.5

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
109 mph13.3 s0 s22 mpg105 bhp 5700

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 10"4' 8"4' 10"14' 1"5' 8" 0 (0)0' 0"

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