The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is an automotive icon — and today I’m reviewing it. I’m going to take you on a thorough tour of this amazing car and show you all the quirks and features of the 300SL Gullwing — then I’m going to drive the 300SL and show you what it’s like on the road.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a two-seat sports car which was produced by Mercedes-Benz as a gullwinged coupe (1954–1957) and roadster (1957–1963). Watch the video from Doug DeMuro:
It was based on the company’s 1952 racer, the W194, with mechanical direct fuel injection which boosted power almost 50 percent in its three-liter overhead camshaft straight-six engine.Capable of reaching a top speed of up to 263 km/h (163 mph).
The Mercedes-Benz M198 engine is a water-cooled 3.0 L, 182.8 cu in, 2,996 cc overhead cam straight six. Like the racing Mercedes-Benz M194, the 300 SL borrowed the basic two-valves-per-cylinder M186 engine from the regular four-door 300 (W186 “Adenauer”) luxury touring car introduced in 1951.//wikipedia