The History of Mercedes Sl500

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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 306hp R129

The History Of Mercedes Sl500

The SL is a roadster manufactured by Mercedes 1954. The designation SL derives the German Sport Leicht, or Light — and was first applied to the ‘Gullwing’ named also its gullwing or upward-opening doors.

The SL-Class refers to the marketing of the vehicle, including the numerous configurations spanning five generations.

Main article: 300SL

The 300SL roadster the Gullwing in 1957. The 4-cylinder was more widely produced 25,881 units, starting in Cars of the open SL-Class available as a coupe with a hardtop or as a roadster with soft top or with both Production for the 190SL and 300SL in 1963.

Main article: W113

Next came the 230SL, a new design with a 2.3 six engine, low waistline and big curved windows, and a Coupe Roadster distinctive roofline earned the pagoda top. Around the engine received a displacement and the model became known as the The last two years of production as the saw minor changes to switch and wheel trim rings full hubcaps.

Main Mercedes-Benz R107

350SL 1971 — 1980

— 1973 —

280SL — 1974 1985

380SL — — 1986

500SL 1980 — 1986

All 86-89 models have the of the more modern 4 pot brakes, discs, and suspension derived the W124 sedan. The body is built with a modern system designed to improve from rust.

300SL — 1986 1989 Base model was as standard in a 5-speed manual very few were sold. The 6 cylinder M103 considered by to have handling advantages its lighter engine.

420SL 1986 — 1989

— 1986 —

560SL — 1986 1989 From 86 onwards the US, and Australia received only model.

Main article: R129

The 1989 Mercedes SL model was the 228hp (170kW) inline 6 300SL version in the US. In the base model was the 190hp 3.0L inline 6 300SL 12 valves, and the 228hp (170kW) inline 6 with 24 valves is as the 300SL 24. But it was the 322hp (240kW) (known as the 560 SL in USA) (with a V8 engine) which made the headlines. The specification was high, electric windows, mirrors, and roof.

1994 saw a mild for the SL, and the 300SL was replaced in Europe by the and SL320 (with 2.8L and I6 engines). The SL500 continued the same powerful engine. A (290kW) 6.0L V12 SL600 the range in 1993.

The SL320 the 300SL in the United States in but the SL280 was not offered. The 6-cylinder SLs dropped from the US lineup in leaving just the V8 and V12. The got a new 302hp (225kW) 5.0L V8 for


The extremely rare SL73 AMG was through AMG in 1995, and at 525 bhp it offered the powerful V12 engine ever put an SL up to that time. After a gap, the SL73 was offered from 1998 to 2001, the engine was slightly updated to be reliable. The same 7.3L V12 was used by Pagani in the Zonda. A of 85 SL73 AMG roadsters were The SL73 was briefly reintroduced in 1999 following the SL’s end of facelift and a limited number produced up until December The facelifted SL73 is the car that in the picture (below left).

more rare is the Mercedes-Benz AMG which was powered by a 7.0 L V12 engine.

The AMG was also extremely rare. through MB from 1996 to it used a 6.0 litre V8 engine between 381 bhp and 384 bhp. AMG claimed a (100km/h) speed of 5.8 seconds. Its top was limited to 155mph (249km/h), but the limiter removed, it was capable of 185mph (298km/h). AMG later admitted that 0-60mph was to 5.0 seconds and the engine produced 405-410 bhp.

The SL55 AMG was through AMG in the R129 bodystyle 1998 to 2001 in limited It was the predecessor of the production R230 AMG sold from 2003 to

Only about 300 cars in the were customized by AMG prior to

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In 2001, an all-new SL (initially a 5.0L SL500 version) a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Roof) available on the SLK since A 5.0L 302hp (225kW) V8 was with a 5.4L AMG V8 appearing in SL55 AMG. V12 engines are in the SL600 and the limited-production SL65

The following Mercedes-Benz SL-Class are offered Worldwide for the year Prices are listed in US, 2005dollars.

SL350 (Europe only)

(3724cc) 18-valve V6 245hp at 5,000rpm 0 to 100km/h (62mph)

2005 SL500 Roadster

7-speed automatic transmission TouchShift control

Aluminum (automatic retraction: 16 seconds)

5.0L 24-valve V8 engine (228 kW) at 5,600rpm, 0 to 100km/h 6.1s

2005 SL55 AMG

shift buttons

Sensotronic with 8-piston front

AMG Active Body Control

Mercedes-Benz SL 500 306hp R129


AMG supercharged 5.5L 24-valve V8 engine 497hp at 6,100 rpm, 0 to 100km/h 4.7s

2005 SL600

Active Body Control

Sensotronic Brake Control enlarged front and rear

Heated and ventilated multicontour


Twin turbocharged (5513cc) 36-valve V12 engine (367kW) at 5,000rpm, 0 to 100km/h 4.6s

2005 SL65 AMG

Power: 612 bhp / 435 kW

1000 Nm / 738ft·lbf

BHP/Liter: 102 bhp /

Top Speed: 250km/h / 155mph(electronically

Top Speed: approx 338km/h electronically limitation

0-100km/h 4.2 s

The facelifted 2008 SL model was in the Geneva Motor Show in The 2008 SL gets a new front end Mercedes’s new design philosophy, a pair of long powerdomes on the and a single-bar grille replacing the old effort. Also improvements been made on the engines as the V6 is uprated to 311PS (229kW; at 6500 rpm. Compared to the 3.5-litre engine, the output has boosted by 16 percent. Torque has been improved adding (7.4lb·ft) to the previous 350N·m making it 360N·m (270lb·ft). engine now can rev up to a max of 7200 rpm for a period as the oil and other engine parameters a higher compression ratio, a new manifold and extensively modifying and the valve train. In this however, the extra power not come at the expense of fuel with a consumption figure of 9.9 per 100kilometres, the new SL 350 undercuts the previous developing 200kW (272PS; by 0.4 litres per 100kilometres. Mercedes-Benz is the SL-Class line-up by introducing an entry-level model in the shape of the SL 280 170kW (231PS; 228hp). The six powerplant delivers its peak of 300N·m (220lb·ft) from rpm and accelerates the roadster from 0 to (62mph) in 7.8 seconds, whilst consumption (NEDC) is just (30mpg-imp; 25mpg-US). It will the AIRSCARF heating system in the SLK.


The facelifted SL loses AMG’s M113 in favor of the newer 6.2L V8 used in the S63 AMG, AMG and C63 AMG. It produces 525PS 518hp) at 6800 rpm and 630N·m of torque at 5200 rpm. It can from rest to 100km/h in 4.6 second going up to a limited top of 250km/h (155mph). The SL63 AMG includes the new AMG-developed 7-speed MCT Clutch Technology semi-automatic

The new MCT transmission is essentially the 7G-Tronic without a torque converter. of a torque converter, it uses a wet startup clutch to start the car and also supports computer-controlled declutching. The MCT (Multi-Clutch Technology) refers to a planetary (automatic) multiple clutches and bands for gear.

The MCT is fitted with drive modes: “C” (Comfort), “S” “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” and boasts 100millisecond shifts in M the new car features the new AMG DRIVE UNIT innovative Race Start The AMG DRIVE UNIT is the central unit for the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission and all driving dynamics The driver can change gears using the new AMG selector lever its leather/ carbon-fibre finish, or by the AMG steering-wheel shift paddles. The new start Function is a launch system which enables the SL 63 AMG to call on maximum acceleration, ensuring optimum traction of the wheels. A modified version of the SL 63 is the car for the 2008 Formula One season.

The new SL65 AMG Black Series features a carbon-fiber fixed front fenders, hood, lid and front and rear aprons. the absence of retractable roof the car is more than 550 pounds than the standard SL. AMG placed a version of the 6.0-liter AMG V12 engine now delivers 670bhp (500kW) and (1,001N·m) of torque. Its twin are 12 percent larger, passages for air and the turbo wastegates have modified, and the intake air intercooler is 30 more efficient. The result is (97km/h) acceleration of 3.8 seconds, and an limited top speed of 198mph

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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 306hp R129
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