At the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1955, the Type 300 was again updated to meet the demands of the times both in stylistic and technical terms. This would be the third-generation of the popular Mercedes Type 300 and would be launched as the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300C Cabriolet and Sedan. From the exterior it could only be distinguished from its 300B predecessor by the larger rear window and the larger tire size. With the change to wider tires, there was also a change to wider wheel rims, which would be used in later models such as the 300D and 300SL Roadster, but was not immediately noticeable. The two most important changes, however, were to the chassis and drive system. In the chassis, a single-joint swing axle now replaced the dual-joint, ensuring better driving and handling. A new automatic Borg-Warner DG 150M transmission with three gears as part of standard specification would be added to the drive system. The Mercedes 300C would be the first German passenger car that was only supplied with a manual transmission as an option. Only 3 units of the 300C would be produced in 1955.
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