Mercedes Benz 1955

(W 136 VII) 170S-V, 170S-D - end of prod. (1949-55 - 70,285 ex.)
(W 120) 180, 180D
(W 180 I) 220a
(W 187) 220 - end of prod. in August (1951-55 - 18.514 ex.)
(W 186) 300
(W 188) 300S
(W 198) 300SL
(W 121) 190SL - new model in May
(W 196S) 300SLR - 1 ex.


Geneva Motor Show

Nowe wersje 300 Sc mają wtrysk paliwa Bosch, dzięki któremu moc silnika wzrosła do 175 KM. Łatwo je odróżnić po chromowanych listwach na bokach maski. Dotychczas powstało 560 egzemplarzy modelu 300 S w wersjach Roadster, Cabriolet A i Coupe.


Production of type 170 S-V ran from July 1953 to February 1955, the Type 170 S-D from July 1953 to September 1955.

 

170S-V, 170S-D

W 136 VII - end of prod. (1949-55 - 70,285 ex.)
  170S-V (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 45 PS) - end of prod. in February
  170S-D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 40 PS) - end of prod. in September
    Limousine (wb: 2845 mm)

 

180, 180D

W 120
  180 (R4 cyl, 1767 ccm, 52 PS)
  180D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1767 ccm, 40/43 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2650 mm)

 

220a

W 180 I
  220a (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 85 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2820 mm)

 

220

W 187 - end of prod. in August (1951-55 - 18.514 ex.)
  220 (R6 cyl, 2195 ccm, 80 PS)
    Cabriolet A (wb: 2845 mm)
    Coupe (wb: 2845 mm)

 

300

W 186 - end of prod. in August (1951-55 - 6.805 ex.)
  300b (R6 cyl, 2996 ccm, 125 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3050 mm)
    Cabriolet D (wb: 3050 mm)
W 186 - September
  300c (R6 cyl, 2996 ccm, 125 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3050 mm)
    Cabriolet D (wb: 3050 mm)

 

300S

W 188 - end of prod. in August (1951-55 - 560 ex.)
  300S (R6 cyl, 2996 ccm, 150 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2900 mm)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2900 mm)
    Roadster (wb: 2900 mm)
W 188 II - September
  300Sc (R6 cyl, inj, 2996 ccm, 175 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2900 mm)
    Cabriolet (wb: 2900 mm)
    Roadster (wb: 2900 mm)

 

190SL

W 121 - new model in May
  190SL (R4 cyl, 1897 ccm, 105 PS)
    Roadster (wb: 2400 mm)

 

300SL

W 198
  300SL (R6 cyl, inj, 2996 ccm, 215 PS)
    Coupe (wb: 2400 mm)

 

300SLR Coupé

(W 196S)
  300SLR (R8 cyl, 2982 ccm)


300 SLR Coupé — road leagal racing car built for Uhlenhaut

 

(W 196)
  W196 R8 cyl, 2497 ccm, 257-340 PS
    Fangio, Kling, Moss, Herrmann, Simon, Taruffi
(W 196S)
  300SLR R8 cyl, 2982 ccm, 290-310 PS


Galeria "skrzydlatych" Mercedesów: Wyścigowy 300 SL z roku 1952, prototyp przedprodukcyjny z 1954, oferowany obecnie, seryjny 300 SL i 300 SLR zbudowany w tym roku specjalnie dla Rudolfa Uhlenhauta.

Formula 1 Victories:

1st Argentine GP #2 W196 Fangio
1st Belgian GP #10 W196 Fangio
2nd Belgian GP #14 W196 Moss
1st Dutch GP #8 W196 Fangio
2nd Dutch GP #10 W196 Moss
1st British GP #12 W196 Moss
2nd British GP #10 W196 Fangio
3rd British GP #14 W196 Kling
4th British GP #50 W196 Taruffi
1st Italian GP #18 W196 Fangio
2nd Italian GP #14 W196 Taruffi
 
1st Formula 1 Drivers Championship Fangio
2nd Formula 1 Drivers Championship Moss

Formula 1 Entries:

Argentine GP 16.01.1955 Oscar Gálvez (round 1)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
2 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
4 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Karl Kling acc.
6 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss ret.
8 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Hans Herrmann 4th
 
Monaco GP 22.05.1955 Monaco (round 2)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
2 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio ret.
4 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 André Simon ret.
6 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss 9th
4 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Hans Herrmann dns
 
Belgian GP 05.06.1955 Spa-Francorchamps (round 4)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
10 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
12 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Karl Kling ret.
14 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss 2nd
 
Dutch GP 19.06.1955 Zandvoort (round 5)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
8 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
10 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss 2nd
12 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Karl Kling dnf
 
British GP 16.07.1955 Aintree (round 6)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
10 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio 2nd
12 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss 1st
14 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Karl Kling 3rd
50 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Piero Taruffi 4th
 
Italian GP 11.10.1955 Monza (round 7)
# Engine: Entrant: Result:
14 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Taruffi 2nd
16 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Stirling Moss ret.
18 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Juan Manuel Fangio 1st
20 W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 Karl Kling ret.


Stirling Moss at British GP


Juan-Manuel Fangio at British GP.


Mercedesy na starcie do Grand Prix Anglii 16 lipca. Stirling Moss i Juan Manuel Fangio stają do rywalizacji z Jeanem Behrą w Maserati.


GP Monaco (Juan-Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss)


Francuz André Simon na zakręcie w GP Monaco.


Stirling Moss at British GP


GP Buenos Aires.


Fangio at Argentinian GP.
 


Italian GP

World Sportscar Championship Victories:

1st Mille Miglia #722 300 SLR Moss/Jenkinson
2nd Mille Miglia #658 300 SLR Fangio
1st Tourist Trophy #10 300 SLR Moss/Fitch
2nd Tourist Trophy #9 300 SLR Fangio/Kling
3rd Tourist Trophy #11 300 SLR Von Trips/Simon
1st Targa Florio #104 300 SLR Moss/Collins
2nd Targa Florio 300 SLR Fangio/Kling
1st Coppa d'Oro Delle
Dolomiti
Gendebien

World Sportscar Championship Entries:

  12h Sebring 13.03.1955 (round 2) Results:
# Entrant: gen. class category
30 300 SL Scheffer / Lilley H.Scheffer dna S3.0 -
31 300 SL Woodnorth/Makins Makins/Rutson 21st S3.0 8th
32 300 SL Flynn/Munoz private 35th S3.0 13th
33 300 SL Pola/Croquer private ret. S3.0 -
34 300 SL M-B Distributors dna S3.0 -
 
  Mille Miglia 30.04-01.05.1955 (round 3) Results:
# Entrant: gen. class  
04 180 D Retter/Larcher private 201st diesel 1st
03 180 D Drexel / Loss dnf diesel -
06 180 D Mondini / Bagaioli dnf diesel -
09 180 D Reinhardt/Wsnewski private 214th diesel 2nd
010A 180 D Masera / Cardinali 220th diesel 3rd
011A 180 D Butjens / Gosselin 240th diesel 5th
331 220 Zedlitz / Diemer 131st T+1.3 11th
400 300 SL Festi dnf GT+1.3 -
417 300 SL Fitch/Gessel private 5th GT+1.3 1st
428 300 SL Gendebien/Washer private 7th GT+1.3 2nd
443 300 SL Sauter dna GT+1.3 -
445 300 SL Casella private 10th GT+1.3 3rd
701 300 SLR 0005/55 Kling acc. S+2.0 -
704 300 SLR 0006/55 Herrmann/Eger acc. S+2.0 -
658 300 SLR 0003/55 Fangio 2nd S+2.0 2nd
722 300 SLR 0004/55 Moss/Jenkinson 1st S+2.0 1st
 
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 (round 4) Results:
# chassis Entrant: gen. class perf. index
19 300 SLR 0007/55 Fangio/Moss ret. S3.0 - -
20 300 SLR 0006/55 Levegh/Fitch ret. S3.0 - -
21 300 SLR 0004/55 Kling/Simon acc S3.0 - -
 
  Tourist Trophy 18.9.1955 (round 5) Results:
# Entrant: gen. class  
9 300 SLR 0005/55 Fangio / Kling 2nd S3.0 2nd
10 300 SLR 0004/55 Moss / Fitch 1st S3.0 1st
11 300 SLR 0003/55 von Trips/Simon/Kling 3rd S3.0 3rd
12 300 SL de Barry Côte d'Azure dsq S3.0 -
 
  Targa Florio 16.10.1955 (round 6) Results:
# Entrant: gen category class
16 300 SL Zampiero / Villotti ret. - -
26 300 SL Gotelli / Bensi dns - -
104 300 SLR Moss / Collins 1st sport 1st +2.0 1st
106 300 SLR Titterington / Fitch 4th sport 4th +2.0 4th
112 300 SLR Fangio / King 2nd sport 2nd +2.0 2nd


300 SLR at Frankfurt Motor Show.


Three 300 SLRs at Eifelrennen. With start number 1 - the subsequent winner Juan Manuel Fangio, start number 3 - Stirling Moss (second place) and start number 2 - Karl Kling (fourth place).


The 1955 Mille Miglia winner, from left; Ludwig Kraus, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, Denis Jenkinson, Moss, Dr, Hans Scherenberg.


300 SLR


Mille Miglia - Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkison


Juan Manuel Fangio driving his 300 SLR to victory at Eifelfennen race.



The winner of Targa Florio. 300 SLR driven by Stirling Moss and Peter Collins.


Targa Florio.


300 SLR podczas wyścigu Targa Florio.


Targa Florio.

 


Fangio na trasie Targa Florio.


24 Hours Le Mans : Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes 300 SLR #19, Daimler Benz AG, Withdrawn.

 


Juan-Manuel Fangio at Monza.


The winner of the Liège-Rome-Liège rally Oliver Gendebien in a 300 SL touring car.

Rallyes:

1st Rallye Monte Carlo 220 (Gerdum/ Kühling)
1st Liege-Rome-Liege 300SL (Gendebien/Stasse)
1st Tulip Rally 300SL (Tak/Niemöller)
3rd Tulip Rally 220 (Engel/Armbrecht)