Mercedes-Benz 560 SL 

  • $64k built in Germany
  • 1986-1989
  • 272 HP 5.5L
  • 139 mph
Mercedes-Benz launched their flagship 560 SL at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1985.
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Heavily equipped with stock amenities, the 560 SL had only two options: heated seats and electronically adjustable headrests.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
139 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
18 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
15.5 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

Price

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
$64k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
272 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

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Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

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These extra-European markets got a detuned version with a catalytic converter and only 230 hp because of the emissions regulations in these countries.
This engine was only used in Europe for the S-Class sedans, leaving only USA, Australia and Japan with a 560 SL convertible.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $64,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1986-1989
Highest auction price $41k, January 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 272 HP @ 4,750 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,547 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.73 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 139 mph
1/4 mile 15.5 s
0-60mph 7 s
0-100mph 18 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.68:1
  2. 2: 2.41:1
  3. 3: 1.44:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 2.47:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178
Rear wheels 381/? 178

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,670 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 50.8 in
Length 180.3 in
Front track width 57.6 in
Wheelbase 96.7 in
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