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Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Automatic

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Automatic

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5547 cm3 / 338.5 cu in / 338.5 cu in, 169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1986
Model560 SL AutomaticIssued until
Serie560Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4580 mm / 180.3 in / 180.3 inTotal (curb) weight1619 kg / 3569 lb / 3569 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1298 mm / 51.1 in / 51.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2456 mm / 96.7 in / 96.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1465 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1465 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.8 mm / 3.73 in / 3.73 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supplyEngine displacement5547 cm3 / 338.5 cu in / 338.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity693.38 cm3/cylinder / 42.313 cu in/cylinder / 42.313 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.7 kW / 115.0 hp / 115.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.5 kW/l / 0.671 bhp/cu in / 0.671 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque47.8 N·m/l / 0.42 lb·ft/cu in / 0.42 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sPower-to-weight ratio140.2 kW/ton / 106.2 bhp/ton / 106.2 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Automatic

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