300 SL-24
  • Model
    R 129 E 30
  • Description
    129.061
  • Production
    07.1988 / 03.1989 - 06.1993
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection and emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 104 E 30/2 / 104.981
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    88.5 x 80.2 mm
  • Total displacement
    2960 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    170 kW / 231 hp at 6300 rpm
  • Rated torque
    272 Nm at 4600 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts (intake camshaft adjustable)
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, mechanically-electronically controlled~(Bosch KE-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 80 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut (level control optional)
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorber struts / gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system;~disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    8 J x 16 H 2
  • Tires
    225/55 ZR 16
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.15; II. 2.52; III. 1.69; IV. 1.24; V. 1.0; R. 4.15
  • Final drive ratio
    3.46
  • Maximum speed
    240 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.8 / 10.4 / 16.2 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    3.46
  • Maximum speed
    235 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    9.4 / 10.9 / 15.0 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    5-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    option (from 09.1989)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; V. 0.75; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    230 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.4 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.5 / 10.0 / 15.3 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2515 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1535 / 1523 mm
  • Length
    4470 mm
  • Width
    1812 mm
  • Height
    1303 mm (with cabriolet top closed)
  • Kerb weight
    1690 kg; from 09.1991: 1740 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2080 kg; from 09.1991: 2130 kg
  • Units produced
    26,984
  • Prices
    03.1989: DM 99,180.00
    01.1990: DM 103,854.00
    10.1990: DM 108,927.00
    06.1991: DM 112,917.00
    09.1991: DM 114,627.00
    02.1992: DM 115,824.00
    10.1992: DM 116,622.00
    01.1993: DM 120,922.50
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