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Mercedes-Benz 350 SL

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3499 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 286.0 N·m / 210.9 lb·ft / 210.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1971
Model350 SLIssued until
Serie350Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4370 mm / 172.0 in / 172.0 inTotal (curb) weight1545 kg / 3406 lb / 3406 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2464 mm / 97.0 in / 97.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke65.8 mm / 2.59 in / 2.59 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.4
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement3499 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity437.38 cm3/cylinder / 26.691 cu in/cylinder / 26.691 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque286.0 N·m / 210.9 lb·ft / 210.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.6 kW / 78.5 hp / 78.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.6 kW/l / 0.936 bhp/cu in / 0.936 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.7 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sPower-to-weight ratio129.4 kW/ton / 98.1 bhp/ton / 98.1 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 350 SL

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