500 SL, from 06.1993: SL 500

500 SL, from 06.1993: SL 500
  • Model
    R 129 E 50
  • Description
    129.066; from 09.1992: 129.067
  • Production
    06.1988 / 03.1989 - 08.1995
  • 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 119 E 50 / 119.960; from 09.1992: 119.972
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    96.5 x 85.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    4973 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    240 kW / 326 hp at 5500 rpm;~from 09.1992: 235 kW / 320 hp at 5600 rpm
  • Rated torque
    450 Nm at 4000 rpm; from 09.1992: 470 Nm at 3900 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts per cylinder bank (intake camshafts adjustable)
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, mechanically-electronically controlled (Bosch KE-Jetronic); from 09.1992: microprocessor-controlled (Bosch LH-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 (from 07.1993 internally ventilated)
  • 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
    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
    2.65
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    6.2 s; from 09.92: 6.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    10.1 / 12.0 / 16.6 l; from 09.1992: 9.6 / 11.5 / 16.0 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
    1770 kg; from 09.1991: 1800 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2160 kg; from 09.1991: 2190 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 79,827 (until 06.1998)
  • Prices
    03.1989: DM 125,400.00 01.1990: DM 131,271.00 10.1990: DM 141,816.00 06.1991: DM 146,775.00 09.1991: DM 148,485.00 02.1992: DM 152,931.00 10.1992: DM 153,729.00 01.1993: DM 159,447.50 05.1993: DM 160,310.00 08.1994: DM 163,070.00
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