Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR 

  • built in Germany
  • 1999
  • 557 HP 5.4L
  • 198 mph
This Vision SLR is the begining of a joint project between DaimlerChrysler and McLaren Cars Ltd..
The SLR will reflect the heritage, philosophies and styling of Mercedes-Benz and will be produced utilising the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques at the new TAG McLaren facilities currently under construction in Woking, England.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR


Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
4.2 s
3.1 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
198 mph
599 GTB Fiorano
209 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR


Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
557 HP


Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
531 ft-lb
442 ft-lb
599 GTB Fiorano
448 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


Mercedes-Benz Vision SLR
The Mercedes-Benz SLR is an incomparable combination of the brand's characteristic design, future-oriented innovation and unparalleled safety, quality and performance - in this way, it will become the benchmark for 21st Century sports cars.
Prof. Jürgen Hubbert, the DaimlerChrysler board member responsible for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars: By designing and producing the Mercedes-Benz SLR, we will once again underline our globally leading position in the field of technical innovations.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Concept car
Year 1999

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 557 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 531 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,439 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves

road tests

Top speed 198 mph
0-60mph 4.2 s


Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 254

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,086 lb
Width 73.9 in
Height 48.9 in
Length 179.7 in
Front track width 60.9 in
Wheelbase 104.7 in
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