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McLaren Mercedes SLR specs

Price in Europe €440,800
Price in US $450,000 - $455,750
Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1693-1750 kg (3732-3858 lbs)
Dimensions 4.66 m (183 in) long, 1.91 m (75 in) wide, 1.26 m (50 in) high
Wheelbase 2.70 m (106 in)
Introduced 2003
Origin country Germany
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Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph1.4 s
0 - 40 mph2.1 s
0 - 50 mph2.8 s
0 - 60 mph3.5 s
0 - 70 mph4.3 s
0 - 80 mph5.2 s
0 - 90 mph6.3 s
0 - 100 mph7.4 s
0 - 130 mph12.5 s
0 - 150 mph16.9 s
0 - 170 mph19.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.0 s @ 104.4 mph
1/4 mile11.5 s @ 126.1 mph
1/2 mile17.9 s @ 156.6 mph
1 mile28.4 s @ 181.2 mph

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 50 kph1.8 s
0 - 100 kph3.7 s
0 - 160 kph7.6 s
0 - 200 kph10.7 s
0 - 250 kph18.6 s
0 - 300 kph30.6 s
1000 m20.5 s @ 269.0 kph
60 - 100 kph1.8 s
80 - 120 kph1.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph7.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph22.6 s
McLaren Mercedes SLR acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed334 kph (208 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 011.7 s @ 833 ft
Est. max acceleration0.80 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration0.98 g (10 m/s²)
Noise @ idle54 dB
Noise @ 50 mph73 dB
Noise @ 70 mph73 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type Supercharged V8
Displacement 5.4 l (330 ci)
Power 626 ps (617 bhp / 460 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) @ 3250 rpm
Power / liter 116 ps (114 hp)
Power / weight 361 ps (356 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) / t
Power / €5000 7 ps
Transmission 5 speed auto
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Braking distance

100 kph - 035 m (114 ft)
200 kph - 0138 m (452 ft)
60 mph - 031 m (103 ft)
70 mph - 049 m (161 ft)
100 mph - 091 m (300 ft)
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hostboy  1m ago

The middle child of CLK GTR and AMG One


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hostboy  3m ago

Rate these performance stats on a scale of 1-10!

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (C199)
Claimed Power: 617 hp @ 6500 rpm
Claimed Torque: 575 lb-ft @ 3250-5000 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 97 mm x 92 mm
Number of Cylinders: 8
Boost Pressure: 0.9 bar
BMEP d: 9.6 bar
VE un-boost: 110.00%
VE boost: 160.91%
MPS @ Peak Power: 21 m/s
Actual Power: 643 hp @ 6850 rpm
Actual Torque: 609 lb-ft @ 3260 rpm
Drivetrain: RWD; 5AT
Estimated Weight: 3810 lb
0-60 MPH: 3.9 sec
0-100 MPH: 7.7 sec
0-150 MPH: 16.5 sec
0-200 MPH: 36.6 sec
1/4-Mile (street): 11.8 sec @ 129 mph
1/4-Mile (drag): 11.5 sec @ 125 mph
Top Speed: 210 mph
Motor Trend Figure-8: 25.4 sec @ 0.93 G
Nürburgring Nordschleife: 7:44
Top Gear Test Track (Power Lap): 1:21

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rEMoz9pDnZc6kE1VCkP8UWvXEJWCeRqwsxhTD4xIyh8/edit?usp=sharing

How I got the lap time estimates

Figure-8: (((((((900/(30/25)x(1803x2.20462262))/0.014)/643))/0.5)/1.2)x0.71x0.78)/1.2

Nordschleife: ((20600m/(300km/h/((273m)x0.3048m))x(1803kg/643hp)/1.2g)x0.0095x0.75922

Last figure indicating frontal area of car.

Power Lap: ((3810lb+75kg)/643hp)x((1.75mi)x12)x1.20x0.71x0.75


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hostboy  3m ago

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (2003):
Claimed Power: 617 bhp / 626 PS / 460 kW
Actual Power: 689 bhp / 698 PS / 514 kW
Estimated Weight: 1868 kg with driver and fuel
Source of Estimations: TorqueStats *with several adjustments
Imperial acceleration figures (for U.S.):
▪ 0-30 mph: 1.200 s
▪ 0-60 mph: 3.400 s
▪ 0-100 mph: 7.400 s
▪ 0-150 mph: 16.100 s
▪ 0-200 mph: 47.800 s
▪ Top speed: 196.926 mph *average of both directions
▪ 1/4 mile: 11.226 s @ 124.274 mph
▪ 1 mile: 29.185 s @ 178.363 mph
▪ 1' rollout: 0.300 s + 0.600 s (VHT prep)
Metric acceleration figures (for rest of the world):
▪ 0-100 km/h: 4.440 s
▪ 0-200 km/h: 12.126 s
▪ 0-300 km/h: 35.863 s
▪ Top speed: 338.116 km/h
▪ 0-380 m: 11.717 s @ 196.177 km/h
▪ 0-400 m: 12.081 s @ 199.582 km/h
▪ 0-1000 m: 20.910 s @ 262.121 km/h



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hostboy  7m ago

People like to compare the SLR to cars like the Enzo and Carrera GT, but it's actually a competitor for the Murcielago, S7, and 599 GTB Fiorano.


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Corvolet3  8m ago

Age and technology considered, I think it's pretty crazy that a 911 Carrera S can get a similar quarter mile time like this car.


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TypeF173  8m ago

Mclaren SLR variant with 5 speed MANUAL gearbox, even I didn't know or forget!

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/slr/16999/mercedes-slr-mclaren

So coupe plus convertible plus engine upgrade and Brabus fitted the 7 speed Mercedes transmission to it's V12 cars, there's no reason it can't be retrofitted!

Choose you're mix!

;)


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TypeF173  8m ago

 


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TypeF173  8m ago

"Project" SLR begins! ^^^ Huge gains from engineering giant's RennTECH The "R1" package and very surprisingly in comparison to others a very reasonable purchase price!

Part two tommorow, don't want to give all my cookies away just quite yet haha!

;)


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hostboy  8m ago

New and corrected results (by the way, I increased the "maximum (peak) power" to 100rpm above the car's redline, possibly its fuel cut-off, to get rid of that sixth-gear nonsense):
0-100km/h in 3"80
0-200km/h in 9"96
0-300km/h in 27"62
Top speed of 340.1772km/h

Probably not the most accurate numbers out there. If we increase driveline efficiency to 1 (from 0.85) and rolling resistance to 0.058 (from 0.011), we should get a very similar top speed; revert driveline efficiency back to 0.85 and we get 310.6544km/h. Decreasing the ambient air density to 0.930 (from 1.202) results in a top speed of 340.153km/h. In order to get back that 3.8sec 0-100km/h time, one must increase the static friction coefficient to 1.175.

Therefore:
0-100km/h in 3"80
0-200km/h in 10"50
0-300km/h in 29"99
Top speed of 340.3311km/h

Engine speed @ maximum torque [rpm]
3250
Engine speed @ maximum power [rpm]
7100
Gear ratios [-] Gearbox
3.597,2.186,1.405,1,0.831
Differential
3.06
Wheel static radius [m]
0.330
Driveline efficiency [-]
0.85
Wheel (tire) friction coefficient [-]
1.10
Rear axle load coefficient [-]
0.693
Vehicle mass (curb) [kg]
1693
Driver mass [kg]
75
Aerodynamic drag coefficient [-]
0.374
Ambient air density [kg/m3]
1.202
Vehicle frontal area [m2]
2.03
Road slope [%]
0.0
Road load coefficient [-]
0.011
Engine speed points (full load) [rpm]
3250,5000,6500
Engine static torque points (full load) [Nm]
780,780,676
Simulation time [s]
60


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bmw fan boy  8m ago

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hostboy  8m ago

Acceleration Stats For 2005-2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren:

0-10 MPH: 0.59 sec (20 km/h: 0,74 s)
0-20 MPH: 1.20 sec (40 km/h: 1,49 s)
0-30 MPH: 1.80 sec (50 km/h: 1,87 s)
0-40 MPH: 2.25 sec (60 km/h: 2,41 s)
0-50 MPH: 3.02 sec (80 km/h: 3,00 s)
0-60 MPH: 3.64 sec (100 km/h: 3,80 s)
0-70 MPH: 4.44 sec (120 km/h: 4,81 s)
0-80 MPH: 5.26 sec (130 km/h: 5,32 s)
0-90 MPH: 6.14 sec (140 km/h: 5,88 s)
0-100 MPH: 7.18 sec (160 km/h: 7,09 s)
0-110 MPH: 8.63 sec (180 km/h: 8,91 s)
0-120 MPH: 10.14 sec (200 km/h: 10,82 s)
0-130 MPH: 11.78 sec (220 km/h: 12,07 s)
0-140 MPH: 13.60 sec (240 km/h: 15,46 s)
0-150 MPH: 15.65 sec (250 km/h: 17,19 s)
0-160 MPH: 18.82 sec (260 km/h: 19,38 s)
0-170 MPH: 22.72 sec (280 km/h: 24,52 s)
0-180 MPH: 27.66 sec (300 km/h: 31,79 s)
0-190 MPH: 34.63 sec (320 km/h: 44,87 s)
0-200 MPH: 46.87 sec (330 km/h: 60,70 s)
Top Speed: 204.8873 mph (329.7341 km/h) -- vmax deadline: 60 seconds

https://x-engineer.org/projects/vehicle-acceleration-performance-online-calculator/

Engine speed @ maximum torque [rpm]
3250
Engine speed @ maximum power [rpm]
6500
Gear ratios [-] Gearbox
3.597,2.186,1.405,1,0.831
Differential
2.305
Wheel static radius [m]
0.330
Driveline efficiency [-]
0.85
Wheel (tire) friction coefficient [-]
1.10
Rear axle load coefficient [-]
0.697
Vehicle mass (curb) [kg]
1693
Driver mass [kg]
75
Aerodynamic drag coefficient [-]
0.374
Ambient air density [kg/m3]
1.202
Vehicle frontal area [m2]
2.03
Road slope [%]
0.00
Road load coefficient [-]
0.011
Engine speed points (full load) [rpm]
3250,5000,6500
Engine static torque points (full load) [Nm]
780,780,676
Simulation time [s]
60

I originally tried this simulation with a 3.06 gear ratio, but unfortunately it limited the car's top speed to somewhere in the 195mph (310km/h) range without entering an imaginary (nonexistent) sixth gear. I swapped it with a 2.305 gear ratio and the top speed is much more believable. With a 3.06 ratio, 0-100km/h timing will drop slightly from 3.80sec to 3.78sec; instead of 10.82sec, 0-200km/h will be 10.46sec; instead of 31.79sec, 0-300km/h will be 29.30sec.


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TypeF173  8m ago

Autocar and Motor test results>

MPH

0-60= 3.8 seconds
0-100= 7.6 seconds
0-150= 16.4 seconds

I benchmarked 0-60 and 0-100MPH with Motortend magazine. 0-100MPH is EXACTLY the same. But Autocar are quicker because of rollout.

Unfortunately no scans. Any mistakes, let us know. ;)


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TypeF173  8m ago

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-comparison-tests/reviews/a20271/speed-kings-mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren/

Quote>"MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN

0-200 MPH

Top Speed at 2-mile marker

199.5 mph

Time

47.2 seconds

Distance

10560 ft."

0-199.50MPH (200MPH)= 47.2 seconds.

MULTIPLE runs no engine issues, whatsoever.

This IS AMG!

Edit: It's definitely worth a read. Metrics without context are dull and useless.

And REMEMBER that Aston Martin/Mercedes AMG has been in collaboration for a few years now. This is what happens when German and English giants collaborate! McLaren/BMW with the GOAT F1. And the forthcomig Mercedes Amg One/Brixworth.


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Corvolet3  9m ago

Fun fact: Trump owns one ;)

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Anonymous  11m ago

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196ss  1y ago

Car&Driver 01/2005:
130 mph - 12,5 sec
70-0 mph - 161 ft
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a15131765/mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren-road-test/

Road&Track 05/2005:
0-30 mph - 1,6 sec
0-40 mph - 2,1 sec
0-50 mph - 2,8 sec
0-60 mph - 3,5 sec
0-70 mph - 4,3 sec
1/4 mile - 11,5 sec 126,1 mph
60-0 mph - 107 ft
80-0 mph - 186 ft
slalom - 69,6 mph
https://arquivo.pt/wayback/20090721052726/http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/download/0507_slr_data_panel.pdf


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Corvolet3  2y ago

Honestly, I don't care if this car is considered "slow" nowadays, it's without a doubt the most beautiful modern Mercedes. And that S/C V8 sound... a symphony.


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Xbow1  2y ago

This car is called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. NOT the McLaren Mercedes SLR, like the Brits like to call it.


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tyler  7y ago

Because this test was done by a very respected auto magazine Motortrend and many curb weights for cars on this site come from Motortrend.


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BR2+  7y ago

...Why would you list a higher weight when a lower one is already added?....


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tyler  7y ago

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2005-mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren/
Could you change curb weight to 3858 lbs 1749kg


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Karthick01  10y ago

I Believe All The Acceleration Numbers are Correct.


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TheBlackStig  11y ago

its very hard to steer that car in corners


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leviathan451  12y ago

This car is so pretty I can barely look upon it without getting a boner.


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Mike B  12y ago

I've found 2 sources, the uk page for the SLR and an archieved version of the Mclaren website, claiming a DIN curbweight of 1693kg, which correlates perfectly with the other claimed 1768kg which surely is the one that includes the 7kg luggage and 68kg driver and explains why in all the tests done to the car, the testweight was lower than the claimed one while in all cases the testweight is higher due to the added options; both AMS and Sportauto got 1747kg while Autobild got 1755kg.

Sources:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080202054033/http://www.mclarenautomotive.com/cars/slr_specifications.htm#

http://www.slr-uk.com/range_dimensions.php?model=slr


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anonymus  13y ago

AMS Nardo Test 2004
0-300 kph in 30,6 seconds.


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Anonymous  14y ago

Uhh, yeah it doesm tell me, has any car under 165mph gotten a slow lap time? anyhoo,I couldnt care less about lap times, they do not matter to me at all, i just want too know the speeds they have reached on the main straight.


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Georg  14y ago

why?

high topspeed on the long stright does not mean fast laptimes..

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