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Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 600

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 600

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5987 cm3 / 365.3 cu in / 365.3 cu in, 289.0 kW / 387.6 hp / 387.6 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 570.0 N·m / 420.4 lb·ft / 420.4 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1992
ModelR129 SL 600Issued until2000
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation129.08
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

Length4470 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight1975 kg / 4354 lb / 4354 lb
Width1812 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1286 mm / 50.6 in / 50.6 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 ratio1.7773359840954  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.6 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.2 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1920199501247
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement5987 cm3 / 365.3 cu in / 365.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity575.68 cm3/cylinder / 35.130 cu in/cylinder / 35.130 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power289.0 kW / 387.6 hp / 387.6 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque570.0 N·m / 420.4 lb·ft / 420.4 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output48.3 kW/l / 1.061 bhp/cu in / 1.061 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.2 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 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 front8JWheels rear8J
Tyres front245/45R17WTyres rear245/45R17W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz R129 SL 600

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