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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1795 kg (3957 lbs)
Introduced 1998
Origin country Germany
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0 - 100 kph6.5 s
0 - 200 kph23.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.3 s @ 83.9 mph
Est. 1/4 mile15.7 s @ 105.6 mph
Top speed250 kph (155 mph)
Est. 100 - 200 kph16.9 s
Est. max acceleration0.48 g (5 m/s²)

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Engine type V8, 32v
Displacement 5.0 l (305 ci)
Power 306 ps (302 bhp / 225 kw)
Torque 460 Nm (339 lb-ft)
Power / liter 61 ps (60 hp)
Power / weight 170 ps (168 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 256 Nm (189 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Phred.  4y ago

Damned auto correct - it should read pre-1993 cars

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Phred  4y ago

No it right. Early pregnancy 1993 cars had 326hp but later ones had 306hp after they changed from the mechanical fuel injection to electronic fuel injection (129.068 versions onwards). After the face-lift they used the M113 engine which gave slightly less power but had maximum torque much lower in the rev range.

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Shaggy  7y ago

Dave is right, the actual horsepower is 326.

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stevejobs  7y ago

no 300 is enough

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Dave  7y ago

Wrong engine data. This SL500 should have 326 ps. The engine shown above is from R230 SL.