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Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 264.7 kW / 355.0 hp / 355.0 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.0 l/100km / 23.5 mpg-UK / 19.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2004
ModelSLK 55 AMGIssued until
SerieSLK classNumber made
Model familyR 171Body 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)4310 l / 152.21 cu ft / 152.21 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4087 mm / 160.9 in / 160.9 inTotal (curb) weight1540 kg / 3395 lb / 3395 lb
Width1794 mm / 70.6 in / 70.6 inDry weight
Height1271 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in / 95.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder4
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 bearings5Unitary capacity679.88 cm3/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder / 41.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power264.7 kW / 355.0 hp / 355.0 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque510.0 N·m / 376.2 lb·ft / 376.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)131.5 kW / 176.4 hp / 176.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.7 kW/l / 1.070 bhp/cu in / 1.070 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.06

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 ratio230.5 kW/ton / 174.7 bhp/ton / 174.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.7 l/100km / 16.0 mpg-UK / 13.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.0 l/100km / 23.5 mpg-UK / 19.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions288 g/km / 463 g/mi / 463 g/mi
  Range583 km / 363 mi / 363 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 18Wheels rear8.5J x 18
Tyres front225/40 R 18Tyres rear245/35 R 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front340 mm / 13.4 in / 13.4 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 SLK 55 AMG

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