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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R 230 information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4562 mm
How heavy?
1910 kg
What size engine?
5.5 litre, 5461 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
388 PS / 383 bhp / 286 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
530 Nm / 391 ft.lb / 54 kgm @ 2800-4800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.40 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
18.1/8.3/11.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
284 CO2 g/km

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 technical specifications

Introduction

The SL 500 is an automobile from Mercedes-Benz, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 500 is one of the R 230 model family from Mercedes-Benz.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 5.5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 383 bhp (388 PS/286 kW) at 6000 rpm and 530 N·m (391 lb·ft/54 kgm) at 2800-4800 rpm respectively.
A 7 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.
The stated weight at the kerb is 1910 kg.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 500 is claimed to achieve a top speed of 250 km/h which is 155 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 18.1/8.3/11.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 284 g/km.
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 data
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R 230 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2560 100.8
Track/tread (front) 1559 61.4
Track/tread (rear) 1547 60.9
Length 4562 179.6
Width 1820 71.7
Height 1298 51.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1910 kg 4211 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.5 litre
5461 cc
(333.251 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98 × 90.5 mm
3.86 × 3.56 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 388 PS (383 bhp) (286 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 530 Nm (391 ft·lb) (54 kgm)
at 2800-4800 rpm
Specific torque 97.05 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.7:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1219.6 kPa (176.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 203.31 PS/g
149.53 kW/g
200.52 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.69 kg/kW
11.17 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 18.1/8.3/11.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km18.18.311.9 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre5.5/12.0/8.4 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG15.6/34.0/23.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG13.0/28.3/19.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 284 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 276.08 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8½J x 18
Wheel size rear 8½J x 18
Tyres front 255/40 R 18
Tyres rear 255/40 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 350 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Gearbox 7 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 2.65
general
Carfolio.com ID169807
Production total
Model code
Model family R 230
RAC rating 47.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 added 2008-03-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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