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Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 280 18V

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 280 18V

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 18-valve V engine, 2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in, 150.0 kW / 201.2 hp / 201.2 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1998
ModelR129 SL 280 18VIssued until2000
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformR129Number of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4499 mm / 177.1 in / 177.1 inTotal (curb) weight1735 kg / 3825 lb / 3825 lb
Width1809 mm / 71.2 in / 71.2 inDry weight
Height1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 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 clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7888667992048  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 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 TypeV engine Total number of valves18
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore89.9 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.5 mm / 2.89 in / 2.89 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2231292517007
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement2799 cm3 / 170.8 cu in / 170.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity466.55 cm3/cylinder / 28.471 cu in/cylinder / 28.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power150.0 kW / 201.2 hp / 201.2 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.0 kW / 80.5 hp / 80.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output53.6 kW/l / 1.178 bhp/cu in / 1.178 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.25JWheels rear8.25J
Tyres front245/45R17WTyres rear245/45R17W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 280 18V

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