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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R231 specs

Price in Europe €120,964 - €142,996
Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1773-1871 kg (3909-4125 lbs)
Dimensions 4.45 m (175 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.27 m (50 in) high
Introduced 2013
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 17.5-9.0 l/100 km (13-26 mpg US / 16-31 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Acceleration

0 - 50 kph1.9 s
0 - 60 kph2.3 s
0 - 80 kph3.3 s
0 - 100 kph4.3 s
0 - 120 kph5.9 s
0 - 130 kph6.7 s
0 - 140 kph7.5 s
0 - 160 kph9.5 s
0 - 180 kph11.7 s
0 - 200 kph14.1 s
1000 m22.3 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph4.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.6 s @ 98.2 mph
Est. 1/4 mile12.8 s @ 119.9 mph
Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R231 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed255 kph (158 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.74 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom66.3 kph (41.2 mph)
100 kph - 034 m (113 ft)
190 kph - 0129 m (423 ft)
200 kph - 0151 m (494 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 4.6 l (281 ci)
Power 435 ps (429 bhp / 320 kw) @ 5250 rpm
Torque 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) @ 1800 rpm
Power / liter 95 ps (93 hp)
Power / weight 239 ps (236 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 31 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 16 ps
Transmission 7-Speed Driver-Adaptive Transmission with Sport and Manual Shift Mode
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Rolling acceleration

80 - 120 kph (4)3.5 s
80 - 120 kph (5)5.0 s
80 - 120 kph (6)6.4 s
80 - 160 kph (4)7.3 s
80 - 160 kph (5)10.2 s
80 - 160 kph (6)13.1 s
80 - 120 kph2.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph9.8 s

Interior noise

Noise @ idle44 dB
Noise @ 80 kph65 dB
Noise @ 100 kph66 dB
Noise @ 130 kph69 dB
Noise @ 160 kph72 dB
Noise @ 180 kph74 dB
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Hoppelmoppel123  1m ago

@fastestlaps please delete the 0-60mph and the 0-100 mph and the 12.5 s 1/4 mile time they are estimates
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-mercedes-benz-sl550-first-drive-review


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Hoppelmoppel123  4m ago

@fastestlaps please delete the 0-60mph and the 0-100 mph and the 12.5 s 1/4 mile time they are estimates
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-mercedes-benz-sl550-first-drive-review


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BR2,  9y ago

These R231s would look 100 times better, they got rid of those Ghastly head and taillights, i think those are what ruin this car, big time.


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DeDe  9y ago

0-100 kph: 4,3 s
1 km: 22,3 s

http://motor.terra.es/pruebas-coches/articulo/mercedes-sl500-82595-datos.htm

Hockenheimring: 1.15,5 min

Sport Auto 09/2012


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DeDe  9y ago

Topspeed: 255 km/h - source: Auto


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Mike B  10y ago

I can see 0-60mph in 4.0s ... in america, they just need to be as fast as the european tests plus 1ft roll out, its entirely possible.


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benzsl  10y ago

0-50kph:1,9
0-100kph:4,5
0-130kph:6,7
0-200kph:14,6
0-100mph:9,7
Oschersleben laptime 1:50,38

Reference:Autobild sportscars 6/2012



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w0o0dy  10y ago

Mercedes puts it (0-100km/h) at 4,6.. so no i don't really expect it to crack it in 4,0 but 0-600mph might be 4,3 or so especially since Mercedes has a habit of being a little conservative.


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monkeypop  10y ago

I cant imagine a 3900 pound car with 430 bhp going 0-60 in 4 seconds flat. But who knows.. its seems these days evil wizards are designing cars and the impossible is now possible.


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phavyarden  10y ago

That numbers are estimations ;)


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sparda91z  10y ago

New data:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-mercedes-benz-sl550-first-drive-review


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merc  10y ago

First performance video: SL 500 0-250 km/h (go to 2:38)
.youtube.com/watch?v=RM4FLUF_5-g


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

It will be on the market in 2012. The general data includes year of introduction NOT the f@cking model year!