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Mercedes-Benz
SL 500 Convertible Automatic
(2008)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible Automatic
Mercedes-Benz
SerieSL class
Model family
ModelSL 500 Convertible Automatic
Model code
Issued from2008
Issued until
Country of originDE
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]317 / 11.19 / 11.19
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]1930 / 68.16 / 68.16
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]4220 / 149.03 / 149.03

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2570 / 101.2 / 101.2
Track front [mm / in / in]
Track rear [mm / in / in]
Length [mm / in / in]4540 / 178.7 / 178.7
Width [mm / in / in]1820 / 71.7 / 71.7
Height [mm / in / in]1300 / 51.2 / 51.2
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1848 / 4074 / 4074
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]180 / 397 / 397
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]2028 / 4471 / 4471
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]1590 / 3505 / 3505
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]80 / 17.6 / 21.1

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Type
Engine Type Details
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders
Total number of valves
Valves per cylinder3
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]97.0 / 3.82 / 3.82
Stroke [mm / in / in]84.0 / 3.31 / 3.31
Bore/Stroke ratio1.15
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]4966 / 303.0 / 303.0
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]620.74 / 37.880 / 37.880
Compression ratio10.0
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi point
Aspiration
Compressor type
Intercooler
Catalytic converter
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]460.0 / 339.3 / 339.3
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2700 / 2700 / 2700
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolant
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]92.6 / 0.81 / 0.81

Transmission

 
Transmission typeautomatic
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]250 / 155 / 155
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]12.8 / 22.1 / 18.4
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]237 / 381 / 381
Range [km / mi / mi]625 / 388 / 388

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension front
Suspension rear
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front255/45-ZR17
Tyres rear255/45-ZR17
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes rearventilated disc
Brakes detailsASC (automatic stabilisation control)
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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