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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R231 specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1773 kg (3909 lbs)
Dimensions 4.45 m (175 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.27 m (50 in) high
Power / weight 245 ps (242 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 395 Nm (291 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 255 kph (158 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 14.1 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 10.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.4 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s
1000 m 22.3 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.8 s

More acceleration times

Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R231 acceleration graph

Powertrain

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)
Transmission 7-Speed Driver-Adaptive Transmission with Sport and Manual Shift Mode
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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BR2,  7y 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  7y 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  7y ago

Topspeed: 255 km/h - source: Auto


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Mike B  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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  7y ago

That numbers are estimations ;)


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sparda91z  7y 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  7y 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  8y ago

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