Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda W113 Tyres
1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL W113 Pagoda Roadster
Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda W113 1963-1971
- Longstone's recommended tyre for the Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda, Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda, and Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda is the 185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P.
- For those who prefer whitewall tyres we can offer the 185 R 14 Michelin MXV Whitewall, allowing one to fit a high quality tyre that does not compromise on style.
- Some people like to fit their W113 with wider tyres. At Longstone we tend to favour the original sizing, however if you do fit wider tyres, fitting a period classic tyre suited to your vehicle will minimise the negative effects associated with a wider tyre.
- The low profile alternative size is 205/70 R14, in which the 205/70 WR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 and the 205/70VR14 Michelin XWX are the best options.
- The ideal innertube for all these tyres is the Michelin 14F innertube.
- Our period fitment guides suggest that some models featured tube type wheels that require innertubes to function. Later cars fitted tubeless wheels. If your wheels are tyres are both tubeless then an innertube is not needed.
Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda W113 Models
|230SL Pagoda||1963 to 1967||148 hp||145 lb ft|
|250SL Pagoda||1966 to 1968||148 hp||159 lb ft|
|280SL Pagoda||1967 to 1971||168 hp||180 lb ft|
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Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda W113 History
In 1963, the SL underwent a transformation with the introduction of the W113, which utilized the shortened W111 Fintail platform and technology from the new W112, naming it the W113. The roof design, concave and sloping inwardly, earned it the nickname "Pagoda." This now-iconic design by Paul Bracq is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful automobiles of all time.
Over the course of its 9-year manufacturing run, the W113 offered three distinct engines, each with increasing displacement and power. The 230SL with a 148 hp engine debuted in 1963 and was replaced in 1966 by the 250SL, which had the same power output but increased torque from 145 lb ft to 159 lb ft. The 250SL was in production for only 14 months before being replaced by the 280SL (168 hp) in 1967. It is worth noting that USA cars were subject to reduced power due to stringent emissions regulations at the time.
Between 1963 and 1971, Mercedes-Benz built almost 49,000 Pagodas, nearly half of which were exported to the United States. Today, the Mercedes-Benz Pagoda is a well-known classic car and is adored by collectors and enthusiasts alike.