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Mercedes-Benz SL 73 AMG (R129) specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 2050 kg (4519 lbs)
Introduced 1999
Origin country Germany
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Performance

0 - 100 kph4.8 s
0 - 200 kph15.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph10.2 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph4.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.0 s @ 95.7 mph
Est. 1/4 mile13.3 s @ 118.7 mph
Top speed300 kph (186 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.64 g (6 m/s²)
Mercedes-Benz SL 73 AMG acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V12, 48 valves, n/a, DOHC
Displacement 7.3 l (445 ci / 7291 cc)
Power 525 ps (518 bhp / 386 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 72 ps (71 hp)
Power / weight 256 ps (253 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 366 Nm (270 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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Shaggy  7y ago

I'd love to see what would happen if the SL 7.3 AMG had the engine from the CLK GTR Super Sport.


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dddd  7y ago

The newest very powerfull AMGs engines are also very, very thirsty.

Mayby that monstrous 7,3 V12 engine is more thirsty than the newest ones but it is realy impressive thing (that huge V12 one).


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BR2+  7y ago

The people who buy the Veyron SuperSport, Are the ones who drive those 1200Bhp cars daily, But if they have that car they prolly have more and are driving those too. Again its more about want and desire then need, Hell nobody needs a 200Bhp performance car, And im pretty sure, Most people who buy Mercedes drive them, Even the big S Class ones, MB are one of the biggest(Top 5) Status symbol car, But Rolls Royce and Bentley is a good choice for not driving, Maybach is the best example.


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saxy  7y ago

and exactly my point. nobody uses a 1200hp 8mpg car for everyday use. You can have use an Aston for spirited driving yourself. Why would you need a huge heavy 7+L engine if you're sitting in the back? People who own MB's don't drive them.


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BR2+  7y ago

Why would anybody need a 1200Bhp Quad Turbo W16 for everyday driving that gets 8Mpg? Why would they need the latter? At this level, Its more about wants and desires more then need or eficiency, 150k-8million whatever. If you can afford cars in This price range, MPG is the least of anyones concerns, Who buys these and says, Hey, My 6.3L+ N/a V8 isnt getting 45mpg what the hell?...Im in charge of a major multi million pound company, I should disguise myself and my Aston DB9 because its not T-t-t-t-bocharged!!!-_- lol

And im pretty sure there are plenty of CEOs here driving 6.0L Aston V12s and E60 M5s and C63s etc

Given the average consumer of these types of cars, I dont think they could tell the advantages and disadvantages of the aspiration and/or liters, Nor would most car even if they new, Maybe a real car nut, But other then that its unlikely.


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saxy  7y ago

why would a saloon car need a huge thirsty non-turbo engine for everyday use when a smaller turbo would be faster AND twice as fuel efficient? that would be really shame, and no CEO would dare to be spotted in such a thing.


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BR2+  7y ago

Agreed, But for 99 i think id rather have a Bmw 850CSI or a DB7, Tough choice. Its really a shame MB is dropping its higher litre engines and replacing them with smaller turbo ones, A damned shame, Bring back the 6.3L+!!


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dddd  7y ago

What a machine ! 7,3 L V12 525 HP and 750 NM in Mercedes SL (R129) in 1999. Truly incredible thing. And it is R129 - one of the best and the most luxurious Mercedes ever built.

 

I realy like that car...no it is a supercar.


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Georg  10y ago

talking about bad ass wagons...

my all time favorit.. :)

the dp44 Cargo from dp based on a Porsche 944, they have build 10 or 12 of them between 1988-1990.

funny fact 7 dp44 cargo went to Norway because there they were rated as utility vehicle and the owner did not need to pay the expansive extra tax on sportcars :)


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FastestLaps  10y ago

I am thinking "the worlds most badass wagon". A cross between w140 sedan, coupe (front fascia) and a non-existent wagon version.

Aren't W140 Mercedes just awesome...


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

@FastestLaps, Georg
What do you think about it:
http://velocityresource.com/AMGSClassV12Wagon.aspx


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Habib  10y ago

first get the oppurtunity to see one, then find the oppurtunity to drive one. Then you will really know the power of SL 73 AMG.

I just drove the S 73 AMG and it was one of the most brilliant cars I drove despite i have 2003 E55 AMG (V8 Kompressor).


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slavacroatiac63  11y ago

what about his top speed without limited 250 km/h??
thanx for answers!


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BumRush  12y ago

LOL


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Anonymous  12y ago

would love to get one and put the Zonda exhaust on with a wide body.


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Anonymous  12y ago

0-200 is 15 s


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farhad  12y ago

i had chance To drive SL 73 For 1 Week 10 years Ago
Still I remeber That car Was The Fastest ROCKET I EVER DROVE


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Anonymous  13y ago

Would somebody be so kind as to add the SL 70 AMG (R129)? It has V12, 48 valves, n/a, 7055 ccm, 496 PS engine. I can't find any other data about it (stupid google). It's extremely rare.


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LJUTICA  13y ago

Very rare SL plus 7.3l V12 that found its place in Zonda later,really nice!
Although it is a rather "boring" car after all,it's the exclusivity that put it among the few of the world's finest. I like it.