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Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHC, 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 368.0 kW / 493.5 hp / 493.5 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 701.0 N·m / 517.0 lb·ft / 517.0 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelCL 55 AMGIssued until
SerieCL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)450 l / 15.89 cu ft / 15.89 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4110 l / 145.14 cu ft / 145.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)450 l / 15.89 cu ft / 15.89 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5000 mm / 196.9 in / 196.9 inTotal (curb) weight1995 kg / 4398 lb / 4398 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity425 kg / 937 lb / 937 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight2420 kg / 5335 lb / 5335 lb
Track frontTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 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 (V8)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity679.86 cm3/cylinder / 41.488 cu in/cylinder / 41.488 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power368.0 kW / 493.5 hp / 493.5 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque701.0 N·m / 517.0 lb·ft / 517.0 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)147.2 kW / 197.4 hp / 197.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output67.7 kW/l / 1.487 bhp/cu in / 1.487 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque128.9 N·m/l / 1.13 lb·ft/cu in / 1.13 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio250.6 kW/ton / 189.9 bhp/ton / 189.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.7 l/100km / 26.4 mpg-UK / 22.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions317 g/km / 510 g/mi / 510 g/mi
  Range667 km / 414 mi / 414 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG

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