Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 

  • built in Germany
  • 1973-1980
  • 222 HP 4.5L
  • 135 mph

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
135 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC


Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
222 HP
987 HP


Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
278 ft-lb
922 ft-lb

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Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Without awkward B-pillars they are completely retractable, as is usual in a Mercedes-Benz Coupé.
In the side view the length of the Coupé is documented, firstly, by the 360 millimetre longer wheelbase (2820 millimetres versus 2460), secondly by the line of the side windows.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 1973-1980
Highest auction price $6k, January 2002
Highway mileage 71 MPGe

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 222 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 278 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,520 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 135 mph


Chief designer Bruno Sacco


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 3.07:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,726 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 52.4 in
Length 187 in
Front track width 57.2 in
Wheelbase 111 in
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