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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Roadster

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Roadster

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 36-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in, 450.0 kW / 603.5 hp / 603.5 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 1000.7 N·m / 738.1 lb·ft / 738.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 18.6 l/100km / 15.2 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
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)198 l / 6.99 cu ft / 6.99 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)1416 l / 50.01 cu ft / 50.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1995 l / 70.45 cu ft / 70.45 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1950 kg / 4299 lb / 4299 lb
Width1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inDry weight
Height1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inLoad capacity120 kg / 265 lb / 265 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight2070 kg / 4564 lb / 4564 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)2.02 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 cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves36
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore82.1 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5980 cm3 / 364.9 cu in / 364.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity460.57 cm3/cylinder / 28.106 cu in/cylinder / 28.106 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power450.0 kW / 603.5 hp / 603.5 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque1000.7 N·m / 738.1 lb·ft / 738.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
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 typeautomaticNumber of gears5
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 ratio313.8 kW/ton / 237.8 bhp/ton / 237.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)18.1 l/100km / 15.6 mpg-UK / 13.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)18.6 l/100km / 15.2 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions237 g/km / 381 g/mi / 381 g/mi
  Range430 km / 267 mi / 267 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

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

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