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Mercedes-Benz SL 600

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 600

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 36-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5513 cm3 / 336.4 cu in / 336.4 cu in, 380.3 kW / 510.0 hp / 510.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 830.0 N·m / 612.2 lb·ft / 612.2 lb·ft @ 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 14.3 l/100km / 19.8 mpg-UK / 16.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelSL 600Issued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)235 l / 8.30 cu ft / 8.30 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)1416 l / 50.01 cu ft / 50.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)339 l / 11.97 cu ft / 11.97 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4562 mm / 179.6 in / 179.6 inTotal (curb) weight2045 kg / 4508 lb / 4508 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1298 mm / 51.1 in / 51.1 inLoad capacity275 kg / 606 lb / 606 lb
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in / 100.8 inGross (max.) weight2320 kg / 5115 lb / 5115 lb
Track front1559 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inTowing weight1585 kg / 3494 lb / 3494 lb
Track rear1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves36
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyEFIEngine displacement5513 cm3 / 336.4 cu in / 336.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity459.42 cm3/cylinder / 28.036 cu in/cylinder / 28.036 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power380.3 kW / 510.0 hp / 510.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque830.0 N·m / 612.2 lb·ft / 612.2 lb·ft at 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)185.9 kW / 249.3 hp / 249.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output69.0 kW/l / 1.516 bhp/cu in / 1.516 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque150.6 N·m/l / 1.32 lb·ft/cu in / 1.32 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)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio249.4 kW/ton / 189.0 bhp/ton / 189.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.3 l/100km / 19.8 mpg-UK / 16.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions285 g/km / 458 g/mi / 458 g/mi
  Range559 km / 348 mi / 348 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8.5J x 18Wheels rear9.5J x 18
Tyres front255/40 R 18Tyres rear285/35 R 18
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 600

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