Mercedes-AMG GmbH presents two new models

  • Date
    April 1999
  • Description
    Mercedes-AMG GmbH presents a whole series of new sporty high-performance models. The most powerful SL to date is the SL 73 AMG, equipped with a 386 kW / 525 hp 7.3-litre V12 engine from the M 120 series; the S 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG and G 55 AMG models have a 5.5-litre V8 unit from the M 113 series that develops up to 265 kW / 360 hp.

  • A99F1698
    In 1997 AMG presents the newly developed 5.5 litre, eight-cylinder engine with 260 kW/ 354 hp, three-valve technology and twin ignition. Initially the M 113 provides superb drive in the E 55 AMG, but within a short while the engine – with slightly altered performance parameters – also powers other AMG high-performance vehicles, such as the ML 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, S 55 AMG, CL 55 AMG and the G 55 AMG. With 255 kW/347 hp and 510 Newton-meter of torque it even provides unparalleled dynamic handling at the highest level for the compact models C 55 AMG, CLK 55 AMG coupe and cabriolet as well as the SLK 55 AMG.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ S 55 AMG
  • A99F1700
    Mercedes-Benz Typ S 55 AMG
    Mercedes-Benz Typ S 55 AMG
  • A99F1704
    Powerful eight-cylinder engines with thrilling power development and emotional sound experience are the traditional strengths of AMG. The V8 engines from Affalterbach combine high-tech from motorsport with Mercedes' typical running smoothness and proverbial reliability.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ S 55 AMG
  • A99F1715
    In 1997 AMG presents the newly developed 5.5 litre, eight-cylinder engine with 260 kW/ 354 hp, three-valve technology and twin ignition. Initially the M 113 provides superb drive in the E 55 AMG, but within a short while the engine – with slightly altered performance parameters – also powers other AMG high-performance vehicles, such as the ML 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, S 55 AMG, CL 55 AMG and the G 55 AMG. With 255 kW/347 hp and 510 Newton-meter of torque it even provides unparalleled dynamic handling at the highest level for the compact models C 55 AMG, CLK 55 AMG coupe and cabriolet as well as the SLK 55 AMG.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ S 55 AMG
  • A99F1719
    In 1999 the most powerful roadster in the world at that time was launched on the market: the Mercedes-Benz SL 73 AMG set new records with its 7.3-litre V12 engine, 386 kW/525 hp performance and 750 Newton-metre torque.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 55 AMG
  • A99F1731
    In 1999 AMG presents the most powerful of its road vehicles at that time: the SL 73 AMG with 386 kW/525 hp performance. At this point in time the roadster was the unrivalled leader in the small, exclusive segment of open super sports cars. The SL 73 AMG needs just 4.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kmh (62 mph); the maximum speed is 250 or 300 kmh (155 or 186 mph) depending on customer requirements.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 55 AMG
  • A99F1740
    In 1999 AMG presents the most powerful of its road vehicles at that time: the SL 73 AMG with 386 kW/525 hp performance. At this point in time the roadster was the unrivalled leader in the small, exclusive segment of open super sports cars. The SL 73 AMG needs just 4.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kmh (62 mph); the maximum speed is 250 or 300 kmh (155 or 186 mph) depending on customer requirements.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 73 AMG
  • A99F1742
    In 1999 AMG presents the most powerful of its road vehicles at that time: the SL 73 AMG with 386 kW/525 hp performance. At this point in time the roadster was the unrivalled leader in the small, exclusive segment of open super sports cars. The SL 73 AMG needs just 4.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kmh (62 mph); the maximum speed is 250 or 300 kmh (155 or 186 mph) depending on customer requirements. With the exception of the dials the cockpit is almost as luxurious as ever.
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 55 AMG
  • A99F1750
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 73 AMG
    Mercedes-Benz Typ SL 73 AMG
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