1957 Mercedes Benz 220S Sedan: A Review Of Gov. Ayodele Fayose’s Official Car

Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is a man many love to hate or otherwise, to some he is a jolly good guy, to some, he is quite controversial and to some, they don’t have an appropriate word to describe him. Love him or hate, Ayodele Fayose is a man of many paths. In 2014 when he was elected as the governor of Ekiti State, Gov. Fayose bought a vintage car, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupe Hydrak as its official car. We decided to do a review of this masterpiece and what makes it quite unique to force a governor to make it its official car, the reviews were quite interesting.

Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupe, manufactured or sold in 1957, version for Europe (up to August)
4-door coupe body type
RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 2195 cm3 / 134.2 cui, advertised power: 73.5 83.5 kW / 99 112 hp / 100 114 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 162 176 Nm / 119 130 lb-ft
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4700 mm / 185 in, wheelbase: 2700 mm / 106.3 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1350 kg / 2976 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1790 kg / 3946 lbs
how fast is this car ? top speed: 160 km/h (99 mph) (declared by factory);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.5 s; 0- 100 km/h 14.5 s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.5 s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c: 13.6 l/100km / 20.8 mpg (imp.) / 17.3 mpg (U.S.) / 7.4 km/l

Identification data
Mercedes-Benz 220 S Coupe as offered for the year 1957 until August in Europe
Production/sales period of cars with this particular specs: October 1956 – August 1957
Country of origin: D Germany
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 220 W180 W128 1954-1960
Submodel: 220 S W180 II Coupe 1956-1959
Optional equipment:
EEC segmentation: F (luxury cars)
Subsegment: S-C-L (luxury coupes)
Class: full-size luxury / luxury car
Body style: notchback coupe
Doors: 4
Traction: RWD (rear- wheel drive)

Powertrain
Engine manufacturer: Daimler-Benz M 180
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)
Fuel system: carburetor
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2
Valves timing:
Additional features: Solex 32 PAJTA
Displacement: 2195 cm3 / 134.2 cui
Bore: 80 mm / 3.15 in
Stroke: 72.8 mm / 2.87 in
Compression ratio: 7.6 : 1
Horsepower net: 73.5 kW / 100 PS / 99 hp (DIN)/ 4800
Torque net: 162 Nm / 119 ft-lb/ 3500
Horsepower gross: 83.5 kW / 114 PS / 112 hp (SAE)/ 5000
Torque gross: 176 Nm / 130 ft-lb/ 3500
Redline rpm:
Car power to weight ratio net: 54.4 watt/kg / 24.7 watt/lb
Car weight to power ratio net: 18.4 kg/kW / 13.5 kg/PS / 30.1 lbs/hp
Fuel capacity: 64 liter / 16.9 U.S. gal / 14.1 imp. gal
Engine lubricant oil capacity: 6 liter / 6.3 U.S. qt / 5.3 imp. qt
Engine coolant capacity: 11.3 liter / 12 U.S. qt / 9.9 imp. qt

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