SL 280
  • Model
    R 129 E 28
  • Description
    129.058
  • Production
    02.1993 / 07.1993 - 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 104 E 28 / 104.943
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    89.9 x 73.5 mm
  • Total displacement
    2799 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    142 kW / 193 hp at 5500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    270 Nm at 3750 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
    microprocessor-controlled injection system with hot-film air-mass sensor (HFM)
  • 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. 3.86; II. 2.18; III. 1.38; IV. 1.0; V. 0.80; R. 4.22
  • Final drive ratio
    3.92
  • Maximum speed
    230 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.2 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.2 / 9.9 / 15.0 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. 4.25; II. 2.41; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; R. 5.67
  • Final drive ratio
    3.27
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.9 / 10.5 / 13.6 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    5-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; V. 0.75; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.3 / 9.9 / 13.8 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
    1760 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2150 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 10,319 (until 06.1998)
  • Prices
    05.1993: DM 114,655.00
    06.1994: DM 115,805.00
    08.1994: DM 117,875.00
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