Mercedes-Benz 500 SL 

  • $82k built in Germany
  • 1989-1993
  • 322 HP 5.0L
  • 155 mph
Fitted with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof, the 500 SL was Mercedes-Benz flagship model until the 600 SL topped the range in 1993.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
6.4 s
Veyron
2.7 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
155 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
15.6 s
Veyron
5.1 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
14.9 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

Price

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
$82k
Veyron
$1.50M
Tuatara
$970k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
322 HP
Tuatara
1,350 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

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Fitted with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof, the 500 SL was Mercedes-Benz flagship model until the 600 SL topped the range in 1993.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $82,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1989-1993

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 322 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 332 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,973 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,010 lb
Width 71.3 in
Length 176 in
Front track width 60.3 in
Wheelbase 99 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s
0-60mph 6.4 s
0-100mph 15.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.87:1
  2. 2: 2.25:1
  3. 3: 1.44:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 2.65:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 203
Rear wheels 406/? 203
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