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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 349.7 kW / 469.0 hp / 469.0 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 700.0 N·m / 516.3 lb·ft / 516.3 lb·ft @ 2650 rpm / 2650 rpm / 2650 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
ModelSL 55 AMGIssued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyR 230Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)317 l / 11.19 cu ft / 11.19 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4535 mm / 178.5 in / 178.5 inTotal (curb) weight1955 kg / 4310 lb / 4310 lb
Width1815 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in / 100.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1569 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1551 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 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 constructionalloy block & headsBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
FuelStroke92.0 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 ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power349.7 kW / 469.0 hp / 469.0 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque700.0 N·m / 516.3 lb·ft / 516.3 lb·ft at 2650 rpm / 2650 rpm / 2650 rpm
Compressor type1 IHI superchargerMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)162.4 kW / 217.8 hp / 217.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.3 kW/l / 1.413 bhp/cu in / 1.413 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque128.7 N·m/l / 1.13 lb·ft/cu in / 1.13 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 ratio239.9 kW/ton / 181.8 bhp/ton / 181.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 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
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.6Turning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links,ABCSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link,ABC
Wheels front8.5J x 18 ET 30Wheels rear9.5J x 18 ET 33
Tyres front255/40 R 18Tyres rear285/35 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front360 mm / 14.2 in / 14.2 inBrake diameter rear330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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

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