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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Roadster

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Roadster

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 12-cylinder 36-valve V engine, 5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in, 450.0 kW / 603.5 hp / 603.5 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 1000.7 N·m / 738.1 lb·ft / 738.1 lb·ft, rear wheel drive, consumption 15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2005
ModelSL 65 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)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight2060 kg / 4542 lb / 4542 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
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 cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves36
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FuelStroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity503.19 cm3/cylinder / 30.707 cu in/cylinder / 30.707 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power450.0 kW / 603.5 hp / 603.5 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque1000.7 N·m / 738.1 lb·ft / 738.1 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)180.0 kW / 241.4 hp / 241.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output75.2 kW/l / 1.654 bhp/cu in / 1.654 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque167.3 N·m/l / 1.46 lb·ft/cu in / 1.46 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio297.1 kW/ton / 225.1 bhp/ton / 225.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)19.6 l/100km / 14.4 mpg-UK / 12.0 mpg-US
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)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range510 km / 317 mi / 317 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear245/40-ZR17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Roadster

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