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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 36-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in, 450.4 kW / 604.0 hp / 604.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 1000.0 N·m / 737.6 lb·ft / 737.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 15.2 l/100km / 18.6 mpg-UK / 15.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2004
ModelSL 65 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)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4535 mm / 178.5 in / 178.5 inTotal (curb) weight2110 kg / 4652 lb / 4652 lb
Width2033 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 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)0.3Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.5 sq ft / 21.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves36
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.410 cu in/cylinder / 30.410 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power450.4 kW / 604.0 hp / 604.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque1000.0 N·m / 737.6 lb·ft / 737.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor type2 turbochargersMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)220.4 kW / 295.5 hp / 295.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output75.3 kW/l / 1.655 bhp/cu in / 1.655 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque167.2 N·m/l / 1.46 lb·ft/cu in / 1.46 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.00 s / 3.00 s / 3.00 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio286.3 kW/ton / 216.9 bhp/ton / 216.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h3.90 s / 3.90 s / 3.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)23.4 l/100km / 12.1 mpg-UK / 10.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)15.2 l/100km / 18.6 mpg-UK / 15.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions362 g/km / 582 g/mi / 582 g/mi
  Range526 km / 327 mi / 327 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/35 ZR 19Tyres rear285/35 ZR 19
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 SL 65 AMG

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