2003 Mercedes Benz Sl55 Amg

Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

The R230 multiplication of Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Drive Read and 2001 Bologna Motive Appearance, replacement the R129. The R230 underwent revisions in 2006 and 2008, and was superseded by the new SL-Class R231 in 2011.

In other 1996, concluded 6 days into the liveliness of R129, maturation work a heir began. On January 27, 1996 pattern ferment commenced and draught designs were submitted from ten designers in Germany, California, and Japan. Hundreds of sketches were submitted and would shape the cornerstone for 12 one-quarter exfoliation models which were digitized for figurer handling. Pattern of the R230 would progression done two unlike formats. The genuine man treat centered on the traditional 1:4 exfoliation models, with about of them initially beingness through cadaver. Practical humans pattern ontogenesis took position in a way jam-packed with state-of-the-art calculator processing engineering referred to as the “Undermine.” This engineering was too put-upon originally on to innovation the W203 in 1995.

The supercomputer in the “Undermine” (Estimator Assisted Practical Surroundings) was capable to produce life-sized images of selected designs, exploitation its cinque projectors and allowing designers to scrutinise every edge of every open rendered. Analogue to the practical serve, the xii exfoliation models were scrutinized also, with four-spot standouts elect to be created in life-sized mockups. This phylogeny of the scurf models occurred aboard the growth of the national excogitation. On June 16, 1997, the net conception for the R230 was sanctioned by the card and graceful into output specifications into 1998. The figure patents for the R230 were after filed in Germany on September 9, 1999 and on Marchland 1, 2000 in the Joined States.

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

In July 2001, subsequently terminated 5 geezerhood of ontogenesis, the new SL was unveiled and introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Motive Display that September. Product began on October 13, 2001 at the Bremen set and European sales commenced that November.


In 2007, Mercedes created a 75 limited-edition Fiftieth Anniversary SL550s. According to another clause, Mercedes created 550 of these cars, all pewter in color with burgundy leather, lightlessness ash court trimness, 18-inch doubling five-spoked wheels, and co-ordinated Fiftieth Anniversary Version baggage.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl55 Amg


The SL600 is the highest-output adaptation 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·lb (830 N·m) for 2007. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. Yet Car and Driver achieved super telling quickening run figures with 60 mph (97 km/h) achieved in fair 3.6 seconds, 100 mph (160 km/h) in 8.6 seconds and a Poop Mi run in 11.9 seconds at 120 mph (190 km/h). The clause can be content to contention that the car’s functioning was time-tested afterward various modifications were made to the fomite itself, so the telling 0-60 timing. Yield of the SL600 terminated in 2009 going the SL65 as the sole V12-engined R230 and R231.


The SL55 AMG variation was released in 2002.

The new framework has lone rebuff ocular differentiators, the nearly obtrusive is the three-slat wicket kinda than the four-slat rendering secondhand antecedently. The top speeding is circumscribed to 250 km/h (155 mph), but can be extensive to 300 km/h (186 mph) for an extra toll. The 6.3 liter V8 replaced the flow locomotive for the 2009 framework class. Upon dismissal in 2002 this was for its metre the quickest reflexive car in the humans. This was ahead the SLR Mclaren hit the commercialise in 2003-present. Jeremy Clarkson owned one of the rattling beginning SL55 AMG’s.

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


The SL65 AMG edition offers 604 hp (450 kW) from its twin-turbocharged 6.0 l, 5,980 cc V12 locomotive at 5500 rpm. It retailed for $179,720 as of 2005. Mercedes-Benz listed a 0-60 mph meter of 4.2 seconds on their prescribed site, though various route tests prove that it really takes below 4 seconds to compass 60 mph (97 km/h). Car and Driver achieved 60 mph (97 km/h) from a deadlock 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 rhytidectomy in 2006, and was unveiled at the Hollands Motive Display.

Changes admit new engines for SL 350 and SL 500 (called SL 550 in Northwards America), with improved execution on SL 55 AMG and SL 600, likewise as a new top-of-the-line SL 65 AMG. ABC (Combat-ready Soundbox Restraint) was improved to dilute soundbox movements in active drive by capable 60%, stock on all models exclude the SL 350. The new engines were paired to a new 7-speed 7G-Tronic robotlike, with a Sportsman alternative to tolerate shift to be performed capable 30% quicker in manual “M” manner, and with added steering-wheel shimmy paddles.

Outside styling changes admit a new bumper with deuce-ace heavy chilling air intakes and a more marked V-shape too as fog lamps with chromium-plate surrounds, new light-alloy wheels, new taillight. National changes admit softer leather upholstery, new internal colors, high-quality metallic doorway sills with Mercedes-Benz inscription and brocaded aluminum clipping elements, obliterable baggage back, optional outside boot-lid discharge. The ceiling gap mechanics was likewise revised, reduction the scuttle clip from 20-seconds to 16-seconds.

2003 Mercedes Benz Sl55 Amg

2008 facelift

The facelifted SL manakin was revealed in the Hollands Centrifugal Display in Border 2008. The SL standard a new, more belligerent front reflecting Mercedes’s new innovation doctrine, with a duo of longsighted powerdomes on the cowl and a single-bar grillwork replacement the old three-bar exploit. Improvements suffer been made too 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 production has been boosted by 16 percentage. Torsion has too been improved adding 10 N·m (7.4 lb·ft) to the old 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 compaction proportion, a new consumption multiplex and extensively modifying and whitening the valve gear. Therein suit, notwithstanding, the excess ability does not get at the disbursement of fire thriftiness: with a phthisis number 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 example in the conformation of the SL 280 development 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp). The six cylinder powerplant delivers its vizor torsion of 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) from 2500 rpm and accelerates the two-seater from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, whilst fire usance (NEDC) is good 9.4 L/100 km (30 mpg-imp; 25 mpg-US). It testament have the AIRSCARF heating secondhand in the SLK.


The facelifted SL loses AMG’s 5.4L M113 in privilege of the newer M156 6.2L V8 ill-used 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 quicken from ease to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds leaving capable a circumscribed top swiftness of 250 km/h (155 mph). The SL63 AMG likewise includes the new AMG-developed 7-speed MCT “Multi Clasp Engineering” machinelike transmittance.

The new MCT infection is fundamentally the 7G-Tronic transmitting without a torsion convertor. Alternatively of a torsion convertor, it uses a constrict wet inauguration clench to jump the car off, and likewise supports computer-controlled look-alike declutching. The MCT (Multi-Clutch Engineering) acronym refers to a world (machinelike) infection’s multiple clutch and bands for apiece paraphernalia.

The MCT is fitted with four-spot crusade modes: “C” (Solace), “S” (Variation), “S+” (Mutation asset) and “M” (Manual) and boasts 100 msec shifts in “M” modality. The new car features the new AMG Effort Whole with innovational Run Commencement role. The AMG Driving Whole is the key ascendancy whole for the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports contagion and all impulsive kinetics functions. The driver can modification gears either victimisation the new AMG chooser prise with its leather/ carbon-fibre cultivation, or by nudging the AMG steering-wheel switch paddles. The new Run first Office is a launching ascendancy organisation which enables the SL 63 AMG driver to turn maximal quickening, patch ensuring optimal grip of the goaded wheels. A limited rendering of the SL 63 was the Guard Car for the Convention One seasons of 2008 and 2009.

The new SL65 AMG Blackness Serial coupe features a carbon-fiber set cap, forepart fenders, cap, proboscis lid, and strawman and backside aprons. With the absence of retractable cap ironware, the car is more 550 pounds flatboat than the stock SL. AMG located a limited interpretation 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 premature SL65 example with remapped timing and fire curves to create 58 PS more. Torsion corpse the like, as the premature modelling, due to transmitting limitations. This locomotive has been labelled as the locomotive with the largest turnout that leave be made by AMG. Its similitude turbochargers are 12 percentage bigger, passages for ingestion air and the turbo wastegates birth been limited, and the uptake air intercooler is 30 pct more effective. The resolution is 0-to-60 mph (97 km/h) quickening of 3.8 seconds, and an electronically special top amphetamine of 198 mph (319 km/h).

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