Mercedes-Benz 380SL 

  • $40k
  • 1980
  • 204 HP 3.8L
  • 126 mph

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 380SL

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 380SL
9.1 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 380SL
126 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Price

Mercedes-Benz 380SL
$40k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 380SL
204 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $40,267
Year 1980
Highest auction price $36k, January 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.64 lb/hp
Maximum hp 204 HP @ 5,250 RPM
Maximum torque 232 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,839 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.11 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 126 mph
0-60mph 9.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 2.47:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,395 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 51.2 in
Length 172.8 in
Front track width 57.1 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
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