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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R129) specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1745 kg (3847 lbs)
Years built 1999 - 2001
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 18.8-10.9 l/100 km (13-22 mpg US / 15-26 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Acceleration

0 - 80 kph4.1 s
0 - 100 kph5.8 s
0 - 140 kph10.6 s
0 - 180 kph17.0 s
0 - 200 kph22.2 s
1000 m25.4 s

General performance

Top speed270 kph (168 mph)
18m slalom61.8 kph (38.4 mph)
100 kph - 038 m (125 ft)
Noise @ 80 kph68 dB
Noise @ 100 kph72 dB
Noise @ 160 kph81 dB
Noise @ 180 kph82 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 5.4 l (332 ci / 5439 cc)
Power 354 ps (349 bhp / 260 kw)
Torque 530 Nm (391 lb-ft)
Power / liter 65 ps (64 hp)
Power / weight 203 ps (200 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 304 Nm (224 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 24 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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FastestLaps  2w ago

I didnt know the old type SL had the modern type name "55 AMG".

 

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Corvolet3  2w ago

Most Merc models experienced a name change mid 90s.


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FastestLaps  2w ago @Corvolet3

I suspect this also had the previous generation non-supercharged V8 engine...


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Corvolet3  2w ago @FastestLaps

Last time I checked, yes. I think it was 1992 or 1993 where they started naming their cars differently: 3 digits for the normal models and 2 digits for the AMG.
For example, the 300 CE AMG with a 3.6 liter inline 6 got a name change to E36 AMG, and the 500E simply became the E500/E50 AMG.

I think it was a good decision cause it's easier to tell the AMG versions apart


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Corvolet3  2w ago

@FastestLaps Can you remove the main pic?


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Corvolet3  2w ago

Wrong picture. That's the R230.