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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG Roadster

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG Roadster

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHC, 5441 cm3 / 332.0 cu in / 332.0 cu in, 368.0 kW / 493.5 hp / 493.5 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 699.7 N·m / 516.1 lb·ft / 516.1 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelSL 55 AMG RoadsterIssued 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)289 l / 10.21 cu ft / 10.21 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)1416 l / 50.01 cu ft / 50.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2245 l / 79.28 cu ft / 79.28 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1785 kg / 3935 lb / 3935 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity156 kg / 344 lb / 344 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight1941 kg / 4279 lb / 4279 lb
Track frontTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 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)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5441 cm3 / 332.0 cu in / 332.0 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 power368.0 kW / 493.5 hp / 493.5 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque699.7 N·m / 516.1 lb·ft / 516.1 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.)
CoolantSpecific output67.6 kW/l / 1.486 bhp/cu in / 1.486 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque128.6 N·m/l / 1.12 lb·ft/cu in / 1.12 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 ratio280.7 kW/ton / 212.7 bhp/ton / 212.7 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)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions285 g/km / 459 g/mi / 459 g/mi
  Range544 km / 338 mi / 338 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/55-R16Tyres rear185/60-R15
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 Roadster

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