• Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess won the legendary 24-Hours of Le Mans race at the wheel of a 300 SL (W 194 series) on 14/15 June 1952
  • Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr were second, also piloting a 300 SL (W 194)

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  • A unique advertising history relays the story of unique vehicles
  • Advertising motifs, photos and illustrations from 1952 to the present day

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PeterH on October 5th, 2012

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  • Measurements on the 300 SL (W 194 series) and 300 SL (W 198 I series) as well as comparative measurements on the 300 S (W 188 series)
  • The results of the two SL measurements are unexpectedly close
  • The Mercedes-Benz 300 S has a significantly better drag coefficient than expected

Stuttgart – New cars are constant objects of study in the wind tunnel. They are subjected to tests in order to optimise them in different ways – for example, to reduce fuel consumption, but also to improve wind noise or splash water flow.


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PeterH on October 4th, 2012

  • 300 SL sports car (W 194) successful in all famous races
  • Outstanding rally results for Eugen Böhringer in the “Pagoda” as well

Stuttgart – From the very beginning, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194) was designed exclusively for racing. At its presentation on 12 March 1952 it caused a considerable stir with its uncompromising, streamlined racing design. Its successes during the entire 1952 season were tremendous – it won all major sports car events in international motor sports.


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The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class sports cars –introduction

  • The tradition of these extraordinary sports cars begins in 1952
  • The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has its roots in racing history
  • Every SL generation is an innovation platform for the Mercedes-Benz brand

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  • Test vehicle created in the mid-1960s
  • One-off with extraordinary performance

Stuttgart – There was not an overabundance of powerful engines in the Mercedes-Benz model range in the mid-1960s. In the six-cylinder engine category there was the 2.5-litre engine M 129 with 150 hp (110 kW), developed from the former 2.2-litre M 180 engine of the 220 model, and the 3-litre M 189 with aluminium crankcase in the 300 SE, with 170 hp (125 kW), derived from the 3-litre M 186 of the 300 model.


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