The Mercedes R230 SL

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The Mercedes R230 SL

Mercedes SL 350 — SL 550

The Mercedes R230, from 2001 till was the first SL without a soft Its metal vario roof it a car for all seasons, but had the slight disadvantage of luggage space, when top down. Although initially with quality problems, it into a success for Daimler-Benz. The facelift in 2008 is sometimes as some say that it ruins the balanced lines of a beautiful

The first SL with a vario

The Mercedes R230 is the fifth of the venerable SL roadster family, if one not count the 190SL from the The most striking feature is its new steel hardtop, called which is operated by a hydraulic and eleven computer-controlled hydraulic It’s a first for the SL. The car always its hardtop with it, the soft top is Via remote control or at the push of a inside the car, the roof can be or closed within 16 seconds. The Mercedes to be equipped with the was the SLK, launched in 1996.

The SL’s horizontally elongated grille has always been an feature of the Mercedes roadster. traditional design was somewhat as the new car shows a more modern, slope than its predecessors. The carry on with a theme, introduced with the E-Class in 1995, the “four-eyes” design. Now have been merged one without giving up their oval shape. The rear end is by large, triangular-shaped tail similar to the ones of the SLK.

In to improve the new car’s fuel parts such as hood, fenders, doors, trunk lid and partition are made from Still, with all the comfort and features added, the car is fairly Depending on the engine and extras the Mercedes R230 can weigh 1.755 and 2.120 kg (4,065 to lbs).

The SL500 Mercedes

The first to become available is the SL500 with an output of 305 hp. It’s the three-valve-per-cylinder M113 engine was already installed in the R129. The weighs only 183 kg (403 and 90% of its total torque of 460 Nm (339 are already available at 2,000 It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 and achieves an electronically regulated top of 250 km/h (155 mph). In the fuel economy of the is estimated to be at l/100 km (15mpg), while it to 9.8 l/100 km (24 mpg) on highways. The price of the SL500 was in Germany Euro, while it cost in the US

In 2002, the V6 Mercedes SL 350 is launched. from the M112 of the previous SL 280 and SL 320 the engine size is enlarged to 3.7 l cu in) and develops 245 hp (224 hp in the SL320 Following Daimler-Benz tradition, it have been named on the other hand it should remind people of the former V8 350 SL R107 from the 1970s. It from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, has an torque of 350 Nm (253 lbs-ft) at rpm and comes equipped with an six-speed manual transmission.

The highlight is of course the new Mercedes SL 600, launched at the Detroit Show in January 2003 and from April onwards for Its 5.5 l (336.4 cu in) V12 bi-turbo engine (M delivers 500 hp and produces a massive of 800 Nm (600 lbs-ft) already at an unbelievable 1,800 rpm. two turbochargers and air-to-water intercooler, technology and alternating-current twin-spark it is at its launch one of the most advanced power plants in the world. It can from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 and has its top speed again electronically to 250 km/h.

The first facelift of the Mercedes roadster comes in 2006

In five years after its Daimler-Benz thought it is time to the SL. The best news is that all except the low-volume V12 have switched back to four-valves. The new V8 (M273) of the SL500, which is the level model in North was first seen in the S-Class and enlarged to 5.5 l (333.3 cu in). It 387 hp at 6.000 rpm and offers 530 Nm (391 of torque, of which 75% are already at 1.000 rpm. It accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds and is a superior engine to the old 5.0 l version. In to see how far Daimler-Benz has pushed the performance one only has to look back five years to the twelve-cylinder R129, which delivered 290 hp at rpm.

The upgraded SL is sold in North as SL550, but Daimler-Benz thought the name SL500 carries too weight in other markets, so it is in all other countries. In the US, prices for the V8 at $94,800.-, while they in Europe at around 96,000.- ($121,000.- at 2006 conversion

At the top of the model range is again the V12 SL 600 which becomes available at in the US and at 134,000.- Euro ($168,000.-) in Its basically unchanged 5.5 l (336.4 cu in) engine delivers now 510 hp with a torque of 830 Nm (610 lbs-ft), is available at 1.900 rpm.

On the the Mercedes R230 changes slightly. The front bumper’s cooling air openings are enlarged to air flow. Its wedge shape more pronounced and the small fog lamps have chromed rings. Maybe more are the new slats. They are not only and have a chrome covered end, due to their size are also reduced from to three. Another noticeable comes from the taillights, have now a clear section in its housing the turn signal and light.

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