Mercedes-Benz 250 SL 

  • $7k built in Germany
  • 1966-1968
  • 170 HP 2.8L
  • 114 mph
The 250 SL thus was appreciably more flexible in operation, but did not quite reach the previous model’s top speed owing to its higher weight.
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With five-speed manual transmission it was available in only one variant (1:4.08), which reached 200 km/h..
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
9.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
114 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
31.5 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
17.3 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Price

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
$7k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Number built

Mercedes-Benz 250 SL
5,196 cars
Veneno
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars

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Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

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The 250 SL thus was appreciably more flexible in operation, but did not quite reach the previous model’s top speed owing to its higher weight.
Since the soft top could not be retrofitted, this variant promised unspoilt driving pleasure only in dry regions or with mounted coupé roof.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $6,731
Type of car Production car
Year 1966-1968
Number built 5,196 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 18.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 170 HP @ 5,750 RPM
Maximum torque 193 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,778 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.41 in / 3.1 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,120 lb
Width 70 in
Height 51.4 in
Length 168.8 in
Front track width 58.3 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in

road tests

Top speed 114 mph
1/4 mile 17.3 s
0-60mph 9.5 s
0-100mph 31.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.98:1
  2. 2: 2.52:1
  3. 3: 1.58:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 4.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 356/? 152
Rear wheels 356/? 152
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