Body type Roadster with soft top roof
Year of production 1956
Production period 1955 ... 1963
Total produced 25,881 units (coupés + roadsters)
Engine displacement 1897 см3
Capacity 105 HP (DIN) @ 5700 min-1
Carburettor 2 x SOLEX 44PHH (2 x Weber 40 DCOE)
Top speed 172 km/hr
Dry weight 1160 kg
The 190SL was created as a democratic version of the legendary sports 300SL Gullwing - retaining the visual similarity and running gear components, but using the same special R121 platform which was built on the base of the mass-produced W120/121, as well as a new 4-cylinder engine M121B. As an extra fitting, it was possible to order a third seat positioned sideways. Only two versions were produced - a roadster with a soft top roof (042) and a coupé with a removable hard top and soft top roof (040).
Before 1957 when FIA changed its regulations, the 190SL sports version (factory supplied competition package) competed in GT class motor races with great success.