Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow 

  • 2001
  • 389 HP 6.0L
  • 155 mph
These model-year 2002 limited-production SL Silver Arrows will begin availability in April, 2001.
Available in both SL500 and SL600 models, each SL Silver Arrow Edition receives a host of special equipment.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow


Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow
5.9 s
2.8 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow
155 mph
220 mph
911 GT2 (997)
204 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow


Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow
389 HP
750 HP


Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow
420 ft-lb
911 GT2 (997)
505 ft-lb

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Mercedes-Benz SL 600 Silver Arrow
Both models receive Silver Arrow metallic paint; fully-lined black soft top; brushed aluminum instrument cluster with chrome bezels; aluminum trim on the wind deflector, shift gate, pedals, grille and trunk lid.
Silver Arrow SL600s receive black leather upholstery with silver perforations, a combination leather/black bird's eye maple steering wheel and shift knob, plus a Panorama hardtop and multicontour seats.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.46 lb/hp
Maximum hp 389 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,456 lb
Width 71.3 in
Height 51.3 in
Length 177.1 in
Front track width 60.4 in
Wheelbase 99 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
0-60mph 5.9 s


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears


Displacement 5,987 cc
Cylinders V12
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.16 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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