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Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Automatic

(1995 model)

Brief specs of 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Automatic

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1995
ModelSL 280 AutomaticIssued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyR 129Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)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

Length4499 mm / 177.1 in / 177.1 inTotal (curb) weight1830 kg / 4034 lb / 4034 lb
Width1812 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1303 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1535 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1523 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.5 mm / 2.89 in / 2.89 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyHFM fuel inj.Engine displacement2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity466.50 cm3/cylinder / 28.468 cu in/cylinder / 28.468 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.8 kW / 93.5 hp / 93.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.6 kW/l / 1.113 bhp/cu in / 1.113 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio103.8 kW/ton / 78.7 bhp/ton / 78.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 sFuel 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.00-20Tyres rear255/60-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Automatic

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