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Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 265.5 kW / 356.0 hp / 356.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 3150 rpm / 3150 rpm / 3150 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2001
ModelCL 55 AMGIssued until
SerieCL classNumber made
Model familyC 215Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4993 mm / 196.6 in / 196.6 inTotal (curb) weight1865 kg / 4112 lb / 4112 lb
Width1857 mm / 73.1 in / 73.1 inDry weight
Height1398 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2885 mm / 113.6 in / 113.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1578 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBo HFM fuel inj.Engine displacement5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity679.88 cm3/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power265.5 kW / 356.0 hp / 356.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 3150 rpm / 3150 rpm / 3150 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)119.9 kW / 160.8 hp / 160.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.8 kW/l / 1.073 bhp/cu in / 1.073 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.82

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio190.9 kW/ton / 144.6 bhp/ton / 144.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 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 emissions310 g/km / 499 g/mi / 499 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

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