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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible Automatic

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in, 460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.8 l/100km / 22.1 mpg-UK / 18.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelSL 500 Convertible AutomaticIssued 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)317 l / 11.19 cu ft / 11.19 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1930 l / 68.16 cu ft / 68.16 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1848 kg / 4074 lb / 4074 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity180 kg / 397 lb / 397 lb
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight2028 kg / 4471 lb / 4471 lb
Track frontTowing weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 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)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 cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi pointEngine displacement4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity620.74 cm3/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.6 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 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) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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)12.8 l/100km / 22.1 mpg-UK / 18.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions237 g/km / 381 g/mi / 381 g/mi
  Range625 km / 388 mi / 388 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-ZR17Tyres rear255/45-ZR17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible Automatic

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