The Cabriolet version of the SL Class model has a 2996 cc (182.8 ci) 12 valve Straight 6 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.
This particular Mercedes SL Class 300SL Roadster W198 has a 4 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.
The SL Class's 2996 cc (182.8 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 215 bhp (160 kW) @ 5800 rpm.
The Mercedes SL Class produces torque measuring 203 lb-ft (275.2 Nm) @ 4600 rpm.
The SL Class weighs around 1383 kg (3048 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 155.4 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 146.7 lb-ft of torque per ton.
The Mercedes SL Class 300SL Roadster W198 -  has a top speed of 145 mph (233.3 kph)
This SL Class accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 9.5 seconds or 0-100kph in 9.8s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.48 seconds with a trap speed of 89.9 mph.