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2002 - 2007
Mercedes SL55 AMG
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged V8
Capacity
332 in3 
Max Power
510 bhp @6100rpm 
Max Torque
531 lb/ft @2750rpm 
Power to Weight
264 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
275 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 94 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.82 X 3.62 in 
Fuel Cons
21 mpg 
Emissions 324 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.0 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.2 sec 
0 - 124 mph
15.9 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.0 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.0sec @110mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
15.2 sec 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 6 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
178.5 in 
Width
71.5 in 
Height
51.0 in 
Weight
4320 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 18
9.5 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 255/40 ZR18
285/35 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
17.6 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £14000 - £35000
 
Profile

Mercedes seem to have created the perfect car. Superb(ish) quality, gorgeous looks, supercar performance and at the touch of a button it becomes a convertible! The V8 engine from the SL500 has been heavily modified by AMG resulting in a near 50% increase in power. This is enough to propel the SL55 to over 200mph with speed restrictor removed.

Braking is excellent thanks to 8-pot vented discs and ESP brake by wire technology, while the SL55 becomes the first Mercedes to feature pushbutton sequential gear shift. Handling is assisted by state of the art active body control, however it still struggles to cope with the car's enormous 2 ton mass.

2006 saw power increase from 493bhp to 510bhp and torque from 516lbft to 531lbft, with an accompanying mild increase in performance together with improved body control and steering for a fraction under 100k.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
75% 73% 16% 20
Ranks 157 of 788 Ranks 277 of 788 Ranks 68 of 788 Ranks 65 of 788

Rivals
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Porsche 911 Turbo (996)

(2000 - 2006)


BMW Z8

(2001 - 2003)


Spyker C8 Aileron

(2009 - date)
 


Dodge Viper SRT-10

(2002 - 2006)

Variants
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SL55 AMG

(510 bhp)


SL65 AMG

(604 bhp)

Lineage
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SL55 AMG

(2002 - 2007)
  

SL63 AMG

(2008 - 2013)

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