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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHC, 5439 cm3 / 331.9 cu in / 331.9 cu in, 381.0 kW / 510.9 hp / 510.9 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 720.0 N·m / 531.0 lb·ft / 531.0 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelSL 55 AMGIssued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)235 l / 8.30 cu ft / 8.30 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)339 l / 11.97 cu ft / 11.97 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1960 kg / 4321 lb / 4321 lb
Width1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity245 kg / 540 lb / 540 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight2205 kg / 4861 lb / 4861 lb
Track frontTowing weight1585 kg / 3494 lb / 3494 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 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 ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power381.0 kW / 510.9 hp / 510.9 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque720.0 N·m / 531.0 lb·ft / 531.0 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)152.4 kW / 204.4 hp / 204.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output70.0 kW/l / 1.539 bhp/cu in / 1.539 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque132.4 N·m/l / 1.16 lb·ft/cu in / 1.16 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
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 ratio264.3 kW/ton / 200.3 bhp/ton / 200.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg-UK / 14.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions225 g/km / 362 g/mi / 362 g/mi
  Range593 km / 368 mi / 368 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-R18Tyres rear265/30-ZR19
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 SL 55 AMG

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