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  Mercedes-Benz 500 SL
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1980 - 1989
Numbers built:11812
Introduced at:1980 Geneva Motor Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration M 117 E 50 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 4,973 cc / 303.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 96.5 mm (3.8 in) / 85.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 8.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 402 Nm / 297 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 48 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension double wishbone, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer
Rear suspension twist-beam axle, telescopic shock absorbers, coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering recirculating ball, power assisted
Brakes ventilated discs front, solids rear
Gearbox 4 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Length / Width / Height 4,390 mm (172.8 in) / 1,790 mm (70.5 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,455 mm (96.7 in) / 1,452 mm (57.2 in) / 1,440 mm (56.7 in)

Performance figures
Top Speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
0-60 mph 7.6 s

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