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Mercedes-Benz SL

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Mercedes-Benz SL

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2962 cm3 / 180.8 cu in / 180.8 cu in, 172.0 kW / 230.7 hp / 230.7 hp @ 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm, 268.0 N·m / 197.7 lb·ft / 197.7 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1992
ModelSLIssued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight1690 kg / 3726 lb / 3726 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore88.5 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.3 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2962 cm3 / 180.8 cu in / 180.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.96 cm3/cylinder / 30.143 cu in/cylinder / 30.143 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power172.0 kW / 230.7 hp / 230.7 hp at 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm / 6400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque268.0 N·m / 197.7 lb·ft / 197.7 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.8 kW / 92.3 hp / 92.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output58.1 kW/l / 1.276 bhp/cu in / 1.276 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.5 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio138.6 kW/ton / 105.0 bhp/ton / 105.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL

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