SL 500

SL 500
  • Model
    R 230 E 50
  • Description
    230.475
  • Production
    09.2000 / 07.2001 - 03.2006
  • 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 113 E 50 / 113.963
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V; light-alloy block
  • Bore x Stroke
    97.0 x 84.0 mm
  • Total displacement
    4966 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    225 kW / 306 hp at 5600 /min
  • Rated torque
    460 Nm at 2700 - 4250 /min
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 1 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor controlled injection system with hot-film air mass sensor (Bosch ME engine management)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 80 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    four-link suspension with speed-sensitive level control
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension with Active Body Control (ABC)
  • Front springs
    spring struts with coil spring and plunger cylinder
  • Rear springs
    spring struts with coil spring and plunger cylinder
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    rack-and-pinion parameter power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    Sensotronic Brake Control electrohydraulic brake system with antilock system and Brake Assist; internally ventilated four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    light-alloy wheels
  • Wheel rims
    8 1/2 J x 17 H 2
  • Tires
    255/45 R 17 98 W
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    5-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 08.2003)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.59; II. 2.19; III. 1.41; IV. 1.0; V. 0.83; R. 3.16
  • Final drive ratio
    2.82
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    6.3 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    19.1 / 9.2 / 12.7 l
  • by Guideline
    93/116/EC; figures apply to City (urban) / EUDC (extra-urban) / NEDC (New European Driving Cycle, average from <36.8%> City and <63.2%> EUDC)
  • Gearing
    7-speed automatic transmission (electronically controlled)
  • Availibility
    as standard (from 09.2003)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.38; II. 2.86; III. 1.92; IV. 1.37; V. 1.0; VI. 0.82; VII. 0.73; R. 3.42
  • Final drive ratio
    2.82
  • Maximum speed
    250 km/h (electronically governed)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    6.2 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    18.3 / 8.6 / 12.1 l
  • by Guideline
    93/116/EC; figures apply to City (urban) / EUDC (extra-urban) / NEDC (New European Driving Cycle, average from <36.8%> City and <63.2%> EUDC)
  • Wheelbase
    2560 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1559 / 1547 mm
  • Length
    4535 mm
  • Width
    1815 mm
  • Height
    1298 mm (with vario top closed)
  • Kerb weight
    1845 kg
  • by Guideline
    EC 92/21 (including driver, 68 kg, and baggage, 7 kg; tank 90 % full)
  • Gross weight
    2140 kg
  • Units produced
    72,778
  • Prices
    08.2001: EUR 94,308.00 (DM 184,450.41)
    02.2003: EUR 96,396.00
    02.2004: EUR 98,368.00
    04.2004: EUR 98,948.00
    01.2005: EUR 100,398.00
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