The 190SL manual collection below combines service and repair information for the Mercedes-Benz W121 190SL Coupe, and the W121 190SL Roadster. The Mercedes-Benz W121 series was introduced in 1955 with the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL which sold through 1963. It was powered by the 1.9 liter M121 engine. A W127 220SL Prototype variant built on the 190SL chassis never made it into production.
The W121 190 Sedan manual collection below includes detailed service and repair manuals for the W121 Ponton Saloon’s. The 180 and 190 four-cylinders engine Mercedes Sedan models were widely used as German taxis. Jump to Manuals
In 1957, a year after the introduction of the 190 saloon sedan, the Mercedes star atop the external radiator cap was made spring-loaded for safety, to give when bumped.
Mercedes Benz W121 Workshop Repair Manuals
The roadster variant of the W121 sedan, the R121, better known as the 190SL, was produced from 1955 to 1963. W121 190SL History
The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W121) is a two-door luxury roadster produced between May 1955 and February 1963. It was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, available with optional removable hardtop.
The 190 SL was built on a shortened monocoque R121 platform, modified from the W121 small saloon.
The 190 SL was powered by a 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) Type M121 BII 1.9 L straight-four SOHC engine. It was fitted with twin-choke dual Solex carburetors, and produced 120 gross hp. This motor with lower hp was later used in the W120 180 and W121 190 sedans.
The 190SL was available either as a soft-top convertible (initially priced at US$ 3,998) or with removable hardtop ($ 4,295). A small third-passenger transverse seat was optional. In its first years the 190 SL was available as a sports-racing model with small perspex windscreen and spartan one-piece leather covered bucket seats along with aluminum doors. In 1959.
W121 190SL R=Roadster / C=Coupe
W121 190.. Ponton Sedan Saloon
|Additional partial body units built||1,550|
|W121 sunroof models used chassis 121.011 and 121.111|
Mercedes Benz W121 Service and Repair Manuals
W121 Mercedes Benz vehicles were manufactured in the years
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963.
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