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Mercedes-Benz SL 730

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 730

2-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 48-valve V engine, 7291 cm3 / 444.9 cu in / 444.9 cu in, 386.0 kW / 517.6 hp / 517.6 hp @ 5550 rpm / 5550 rpm / 5550 rpm, 766.0 N·m / 565.0 lb·ft / 565.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1998
ModelSL 730Issued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4540 l / 160.33 cu ft / 160.33 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4470 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight2050 kg / 4519 lb / 4519 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves48
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore91.5 mm / 3.60 in / 3.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.4 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement7291 cm3 / 444.9 cu in / 444.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity607.58 cm3/cylinder / 37.077 cu in/cylinder / 37.077 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power386.0 kW / 517.6 hp / 517.6 hp at 5550 rpm / 5550 rpm / 5550 rpm
AspirationMax. torque766.0 N·m / 565.0 lb·ft / 565.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)154.4 kW / 207.1 hp / 207.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.9 kW/l / 1.163 bhp/cu in / 1.163 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque105.1 N·m/l / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in / 0.92 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 ratio256.1 kW/ton / 194.0 bhp/ton / 194.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL 730

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