Mercedes-Benz SL300/500 (1989-1993)

Mercedes-Benz SL300/500 (1989-1993)

Quick Facts

Made by:

Mercedes-Benz

Chassis code:

R129

Production Total:

122864

Launched:

1989

Last on sale:

1993

Price (when new):

€48,449

Drive System: FR  

About the '89 SL300/500

Finally ditching the classic looks of the SL roadsters, Mercedes-Benz came up with this more aggressive and almost chrome-free offering. Filled with toys like a power-operated roof, pop-up roll-over bar and dual-range four-speed automatic gearbox, some even came with suspension that lowers itself at speed. Six-cylinder 300 has either 190bhp or 231bhp in 24-valve twin-cam form; the 500 packs a 326bhp V8 and later ones could be had with a five-speed auto. Unlike earlier SLs, these have the performance to be considered proper sports cars.

Information from Octane Magazine.

Specifications

Manufacture

Mercedes-Benz

Dimensions (mm)

Length: 4470mm
Width: 1811mm
Height: 1300mm
Wheelbase: 2515mm
Ground Clearance:

Speed / Acceleration

Top Speed (kmh): 155mph
0-60mph: 6.3s
0-100mph
1/4 mile:
60-0mph:

Other

Emissions (Co2):
Economy (mpg): 20mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity:
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Power

BHP: 322bhp
Maximum Power:
Maximum Torque: 332lb/ft
Weight: 1889kg
Power/Weight Ratio:

Engine Specs

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