2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500

Mercedes-Benz SL500

The R230 contemporaries of Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Centrifugal Establish and 2001 Bologna Centrifugal Shew, replacement the R129. The R230 underwent revisions in 2006 and 2008, and was superseded by the new SL-Class R231 in 2011.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500

In betimes 1996, ended 6 age into the spirit of R129, developing process a heir began. On January 27, 1996 designing sour commenced and draught designs were submitted from ten designers in Germany, California, and Japan. Hundreds of sketches were submitted and would mannikin the ground for 12 poop scurf models which were digitized for figurer use. Innovation of the R230 would progression done two unlike formats. The tangible earth summons centered on the traditional 1:4 scurf models, with nigh of them initially beingness through stiff. Practical humanity conception growth took situation in a way jammed with state-of-the-art reckoner processing engineering referred to as the “Spelunk.” This engineering was besides put-upon before on to innovation the W203 in 1995.

The supercomputer in the “Spelunk” (Calculator Assisted Practical Environs) was able-bodied to make life-sized images of selected designs, exploitation its fin projectors and allowing designers to audit every edge of every open rendered. Analog to the practical procedure, the 12 surmount models were scrutinized likewise, with quadruplet standouts elect to be created in life-size mockups. This phylogenesis of the exfoliation models occurred aboard the growth of the upcountry designing. On June 16, 1997, the concluding innovation for the R230 was sanctioned by the gameboard and tasteful into output specifications into 1998. The innovation patents for the R230 were subsequently filed in Germany on September 9, 1999 and on Border 1, 2000 in the Joined States.

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500

In July 2001, astern terminated 5 days of developing, the new SL was unveiled and introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Centrifugal Appearance that September. Yield began on October 13, 2001 at the Bremen engraft and European sales commenced that November.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500


In 2007, Mercedes created a 75 limited-edition Fiftieth Anniversary SL550s. According to another clause, Mercedes created 550 of these cars, all pewter in colouring with burgundy leather, nigrify ash forest cut, 18-inch look-alike five-spoked wheels, and co-ordinated Fiftieth Anniversary Variant baggage.


The SL600 is the highest-output variation of the non-AMG SL-Class models. It uses a V12 locomotive which produced 493 hp (368 kW) and 590 ft·pound (800 N·m) from 2003 done 2006 and was uprated to 510 hp (380 kW) and 612 ft·pound (830 N·m) for 2007. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. Nonetheless Car and Driver achieved exceedingly telling quickening tryout figures with 60 mph (97 km/h) achieved in scarce 3.6 seconds, 100 mph (160 km/h) in 8.6 seconds and a One-quarter Knot run in 11.9 seconds at 120 mph (190 km/h). The clause can be bailiwick to line that the car’s execution was time-tested astern respective modifications were made to the fomite itself, so the telling 0-60 timing. Product of the SL600 complete in 2009 departure the SL65 as the lone V12-engined R230 and R231.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500


The SL55 AMG variation was released in 2002.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500

The new modeling has solitary slim ocular differentiators, the near obtrusive is the three-slat lattice preferably than the four-slat edition exploited antecedently. The top velocity is modified to 250 km/h (155 mph), but can be extensive to 300 km/h (186 mph) for an extra price. The 6.3 l V8 replaced the stream locomotive for the 2009 manakin twelvemonth. Upon waiver in 2002 this was for its sentence the quickest reflexive car in the man. This was ahead the SLR Mclaren hit the mart in 2003-present. Jeremy Clarkson owned one of the identical offset SL55 AMG’s.

Mercedes engineers claimed that the old-shape SL55 AMG could range 208 mph if it was derestricted.


The SL65 AMG rendering offers 604 hp (450 kW) from its twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter, 5,980 cc V12 locomotive at 5500 rpm. It retailed for $179,720 as of 2005. Mercedes-Benz listed a 0-60 mph clock of 4.2 seconds on their functionary site, though respective route tests shew that it really takes nether 4 seconds to orbit 60 mph (97 km/h). Car and Driver achieved 60 mph (97 km/h) from a stand in 3.6 seconds, 100 mph (161 km/h) in 7.5 seconds and recorded a One-fourth Mile-time of 11.6 seconds at 123 mph (198 km/h).

2006 facelift

The SL underwent a lift in 2006, and was unveiled at the Hollands Centrifugal Shew.

Changes admit new engines for SL 350 and SL 500 (called SL 550 in Northwards America), with improved functioning on SL 55 AMG and SL 600, too as a new top-of-the-line SL 65 AMG. ABC (Fighting Trunk Ascendance) was improved to slim eubstance movements in dynamical impulsive by capable 60%, touchstone on all models exclude the SL 350. The new engines were paired to a new 7-speed 7G-Tronic machinelike, with a Athletics pick to let shifty to be performed capable 30% quicker in manual “M” fashion, and with added steering-wheel slip paddles.

Outside styling changes admit a new bumper with iii great chilling air intakes and a more marked V-shape also as fog lamps with chromium-plate surrounds, new light-alloy wheels, new taillight. Inside changes admit softer leather upholstery, new inside colors, high-quality metallic doorway sills with Mercedes-Benz inscription and brocaded al cut elements, obliterable baggage screening, optional distant boot-lid dismission. The cap possibility mechanics was too revised, reduction the orifice metre from 20-seconds to 16-seconds.

2008 facelift

The facelifted SL example was revealed in the Hollands Drive Display in Adjoin 2008. The SL standard a new, more fast-growing front reflecting Mercedes’s new designing doctrine, with a duad of hanker powerdomes on the cowling and a single-bar wicket replacement the old three-bar endeavor. Improvements birth been made besides on the engines. The 3.5L V6 is uprated to 311 PS (229 kW; 307 hp) at 6500 rpm. Compared to the late 3.5-litre locomotive, the yield has been boosted by 16 pct. Torsion has likewise been improved adding 10 N·m (7.4 lb·ft) to the late 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) qualification it 360 N·m (270 lb·ft). this locomotive now can rpm to a max of 7200 rpm for a flow as the oil temperature and former locomotive parameters permitting, a higher concretion proportion, a new aspiration multiply and extensively modifying and whitening the valve prepare. Therein cause, still, the supererogatory ability does not ejaculate at the disbursement of fire thriftiness: with a ingestion anatomy of 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres, the new SL 350 undercuts the former simulation underdeveloped 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) by 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres. Mercedes-Benz is extending the SL-Class line-up by introducing an attractive entry-level simulation in the conformation of the SL 280 development 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp). The six cylinder powerplant delivers its crown torsion of 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) from 2500 rpm and accelerates the buggy from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, whilst fire intake (NEDC) is barely 9.4 L/100 km (30 mpg-imp; 25 mpg-US). It volition sport the AIRSCARF heat put-upon in the SLK.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500


The facelifted SL loses AMG’s 5.4L M113 in favor of the newer M156 6.2L V8 put-upon in the S63 AMG, CLK63 AMG and C63 AMG. It produces 525 PS (386 kW; 518 hp) at 6800 rpm and 630 N·m (460 lb·ft) of torsion at 5200 rpm. It can speed from repose to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds sledding capable a special top speeding of 250 km/h (155 mph). The SL63 AMG too includes the new AMG-developed 7-speed MCT “Multi Clench Engineering” reflexive contagion.

The new MCT transmittal is fundamentally the 7G-Tronic contagion without a torsion convertor. Rather of a torsion convertor, it uses a contract wet inauguration clutches to beginning the car off, and likewise supports computer-controlled two-bagger declutching. The MCT (Multi-Clutch Engineering) acronym refers to a erratic (machinelike) transmitting’s multiple clasp and bands for apiece train.

The MCT is fitted with four-spot cause modes: “C” (Solace), “S” (Play), “S+” (Mutation summation) and “M” (Manual) and boasts 100 msec shifts in “M” way. The new car features the new AMG Ride Whole with modern Backwash Commencement purpose. The AMG Effort Whole is the fundamental mastery whole for the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmitting and all impulsive kinetics functions. The driver can commute gears either victimization the new AMG picker prise with its leather/ carbon-fibre destination, or by nudging the AMG steering-wheel slip paddles. The new Wash startle Use is a establish ascendancy scheme which enables the SL 63 AMG driver to turn maximal quickening, patch ensuring optimal grip of the goaded wheels. A limited edition of the SL 63 was the Rubber Car for the Pattern One seasons of 2008 and 2009.

The new SL65 AMG Melanize Serial coupe features a carbon-fiber set ceiling, battlefront fenders, punk, torso lid, and battlefront and bottom aprons. With the absence of retractable cap ironware, the car is more 550 pounds light than the received SL. AMG located a limited reading of the 6.0-liter AMG V12 locomotive that now delivers 670 PS (493 kW) and 1,000 N·m (740 lb·ft) of torsion. This is the like 6.0L locomotive as exploited in the old SL65 manakin with remapped timing and fire curves to create 58 PS more. Torsion corpse the like, as the late modelling, due to transmittance limitations. This locomotive has been labelled as the locomotive with the largest production that bequeath be made by AMG. Its pair turbochargers are 12 percentage bigger, passages for uptake air and the turbo wastegates deliver been limited, and the consumption air intercooler is 30 pct more effective. The outcome is 0-to-60 mph (97 km/h) speedup of 3.8 seconds, and an electronically special top fastness of 198 mph (319 km/h).

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