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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1855 kg (4090 lbs)
Power / weight 257 ps (253 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 377 Nm (278 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2002
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 13.7 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 92.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.4 s

More acceleration times

Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG acceleration graph
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Flimper  8y

12.5 Quarter Mile (at least)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-hHpRUvMWQ


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rxbkrs  8y

@ Flimper, if you're refering to the straightline performance, one reason is that that the new one has less torque.


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ky  8y

I have driven both of these cars, the sl55 sounds much better and the front end is noticably lighter. The 55 handles better than the 600. It is a better car overall


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Flimper  8y

1:15.9 --- 123.320 km/h - Mercedes SL 55 AMG (sport auto 04/02)
1:16.5 --- 122.353 km/h - Mercedes SL 55 AMG, 517 hp/2004 kg (sport auto 12/04)

Seems the newer car is slower, maybe because it's heavier?


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Flimper  8y

This car should have 500ps I think. The hockenheim time should be 1.15.9 as well.

sport auto: Mercedes SL 55 AMG vs. SL 600

http://www.rs6.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=497&d=1048106913


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flimper  8y

Apparently the car was released as having 469hp but Mercedes found the engines actually produced 493hp so upped the figure.


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ky  8y

I have one of these and there is a supplement book with the manual that says it is 500 bhp


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gt  8y

try evotech they can hook you up with 650hp maybe less for your "02 MB sl55"

http://www.evotech.de/konfigurator/konf_00.php3?extern=0?112,176


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robert  8y

At very high speed weight becomes less of a problem, the real problem is cd. The sl is quite good here. The sl's real advantage is the torque. It has much more than most other cars, and at very high speed this shows through. Does anyone know who can mod this car without causing damage? I see alot of people in tha states are doing this


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Anonymous  8y

He didnt exactly specify which GT3. but if were going to go that route, just put a 525bhp SL63 vs a 435bhp GT3 II, and its still going to be an interesting match to see a 380bhp GT3 vs a 493bhp Sl55, you also have to remember its all in the drivers, not just the cars.


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FastestLaps  8y

Anonymous, I think you have lost this argument. 997 vs SL55 is not a fair comparison to begin with. 997 GT3 was introduced 4 years (!) after SL55.

This guy says he has owned SL55 for 5 years which means those GT3 must have been against 996.


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gt  8y

what are we talking about here?? tuned vs stock??

stock to stock gt3 will win

modded ecu SL 55 AMG vs 996 gt3 200km/h to 300km/h the Mb will win


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Anonymous  8y

Im not talking about a 996 GT3, im talking about the 435bhp 997 911 GT3, that will even beat the SL63, but, a SL55 vs 996 GT3 would be an interesting match nontheless.


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FastestLaps  8y

Take a look at this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaxspEEMuOY

That's E55 vs 997 GT3 RS. It's not hard to imagine SL55 vs 996 GT3.

GT3 are not dragsters.


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Anonymous  8y

F360 Yes, but not a GT3, GT3 is 1000+lbs Lighter, and has a slightly better Cd, same with the F430, it wont beat them, power isnt everything, and its not nit-picking, its truth!


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FastestLaps  8y

It will beat GT3, Vanquish and F360 no doubt. And 493 hp ~ 500 hp car. Stop nit-picking.


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Anonymous  8y

This has 493bhp, it will not beat a GT3 to 186mph, nor a 430, Vanquish, Maybe. even after is a guess.


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FastestLaps  8y

This is a 500 car stock. Of course it will beat GT3, Vanquish and V8 Ferraris in a high speed street race.


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robert  8y

I removed the limiter in the first year,apart from that it has clean filters,no mods atall.The supercharger pushes 11.5 lds (this equates to 10 litres normally aspirated) The car may be heavy but it is slippery.Alot of cars are quick up to 120 or 130mph but they simply dont have the shear grunt around 150 or more. Believe me the sl does,and in trouncing bucket loads. I suspect 95% of supercar owners don't have the guts to play at very high speeds.The sl has a very high top speed and it is still accelerating very hard at 150mph. There is plenty of evidence to support this all over the net.


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Anonymous  8y

LOL to actually think you beat a GT3,Vanquish ans some Ferrari with this LOL and if you did no, this dont go no 200mph, so if your going to say that claim, say its not stock, then people could actually believe you.


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robert  8y

I have owned an sl55 for five years. The staggering performance only becomes apparent over 120mph.
From here on up to 200mph its torque and not peak horsepwer that matters. The sl wins out here because of the torque curve created by the supercharger. I have thrashed every supercar whose driver has had the guts to take it up in the 120-150's and over. Porsche GT3's, Vanquish s' ferraris, they simply wilt. They fade in the rear view mirror.


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jay..  8y

0-200 km acceleration , has it been changed it was almost 16 seconds plus , is it changed or whats goin on ???!!!


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Georg  8y

more likely 60s +/-


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jassim  8y

I have a stock E55 and its limited i want to know the time if i open it , is it 50 second?? or less???


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Georg  8y

the 32.5s was indeed tested by the german car magazine auto motor und sport in 2001 at a highspeed compare at the Nardo high speed track in Italy. BUT... there is a good reason why this number is not shown here...
1. Mercedes offered at that time only a 300km/h(186mph) speed limiter option.. the tested car reached 325km/h (202mph)
2. because of the extrem good 0-300time (it was much faster than GT2, Murcielago, Vanquisch, Ferrari 550) the tester belived they recived a special prepared car from Mercedes
3. to get that in the right view.. at that test the SL55 AMG was nearly 30sec quicker to 300km/h than the more powerfull and lighter Ferrari 550

yes the tested car did realy that number... was the tested SL55 AMG stock... 99.99% no it was not...


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BumRush  8y

No thats for the SL65 AMG, in away its kinda hard to believe thiose numbers. but than again it does have all that power and torque, i didntthink it would beat a Carrera Gt to 186mph, but a test will always prove.


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jassim  8y

Because CarGuy in the forum said that SL55 AMG from 0-300 in just 32.5 second & he said it's a proven numbers!!!


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Georg  8y

jassim why do you spam the page with the same question? all cars you ask come standart with speed limter set to 250km/h... only a few have the factory option with removed speed limiter or set to a higher topspeed. If there is no 0-300km/h time claimed the car was never tested 0-300kmh


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Anonymous  8y

in the 50's range.


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jassim  8y

How much it takes from 0-300km???? or 0-186 mph????????

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