1971 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Specs

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Quick Facts

Price (when new): 9888

Production Total: 66298

Build Start: 1971

Last on sale: 1981

Drive System:

Though the 4.5-litre V8 had been available as an option for American market 350SLs since 1971 (largely to compensate for Federal emissions controls), Europe had to wait until 1973 for the official 450SL model. The extra litre didn’t add much in the way of bhp, but the torque figure took a big leap and allowed the larger-engined car to be fitted with a much taller rear axle ratio. That makes it even more of a lazy cruiser than the 350SL, but does help out on the economy front. You’ll find a fair proportion fitted with automatic gearboxes.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
1971
1981
450 SL
Dimensions
1791mm
1580kg
2456mm
4389mm
1300mm
Performance
217bhp
2
9.2s
133mph
265lb/ft
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Fuel Consump.
17mpg
Prices
€9888
€3450
€6900
€11500
€15525
Other
66298

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