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Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift Convertible (2006-2008)

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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2006 to 2008, whereupon it received another facelift. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.5 to 6.0 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift R230 SL-Class, the first facelift introduced minor changes. Notably, the new 7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission replaced the 5G-Tronic unit for the SL350 and SL500. This is generally less reliable than the older transmission. With this change, Mercedes also moved to M272 and M273 engines for these cars respectively. Unfortunately, these are the engines that had balance shaft and idler gear problems and are notorious for being unreliable.
The AMG models and the SL600 remained the same.

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What we found**

Neo score 90% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb V12 engine and the last chance to get SL55 AMG
  • Beautiful hardtop convertible
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Less reliable V6 and V8 engines compared to the M112/M113 found in pre-facelift
  • 7G-Tronic is a downgrade

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Specifications

SL 55 AMGSL 65 AMGSL 350SL 500SL 600

Capacity

Cargo Capacity235 L / 8.3 cu-ft ~ 339 L / 12.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity13.0 L / 13.7 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt7.5 L / 7.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt9.4 L / 9.9 qt
Engine Oil Capacity8.5 L / 9.0 qt9.5 L / 10.0 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity80.0 L / 21.1 gal
Passengers2
Payload320 kg / 705 lbs340 kg / 750 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs350 kg / 772 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs, 360 mmVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 360 mm
Brakes | RearVentilated discs, 330 mmVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 330 mm
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMulti-link
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire SizeFront wheel tires: 255/40 R 18 95 Y Rear wheel tires: 285/35 R 18 97 YFront wheel tires: 255/40 R 19 Rear wheel tires: 285/35 R 19255/45 R 17 98 W255/45 R 17 98 WFront wheel tires: 255/40 R 18 95 Y Rear wheel tires: 285/35 R 18 97 Y
Turning Circle11.0 m / 36.2 ft

Construction

Body Style2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height1298 mm / 51.1 in
Size | Length4532 mm / 178.4 in
Size | Width1827 mm / 71.9 in | 2033 mm / 80.0 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1559.0 mm / 61.4 in
Track Width | Rear1537.0 mm / 60.5 in
Weight1885.0 kg / 4155.7 lbs2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs1970.0 kg / 4343.1 lbs
Wheel SizeFront wheel rims: 8.5 J x 18 H 2 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 18 H 2Front wheel rims: 8.5 J x 19 H 2 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 19 H 28.5 J x 17 H 28.5 J x 17 H 2Front wheel rims: 8.5 J x 18 H 2 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 18 H 2
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h4.5 sec4.2 sec6.6 sec5.4 sec4.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph4.3 sec4.0 sec6.3 sec5.1 sec4.3 sec
Braking | 100 km/h - 035.9 m / 117.8 ft
Braking | 200 km/h - 0149.5 m / 490.4 ft
CO2 Emission324 g/km362 g/km246 g/km291 g/km340 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.29 ~ 0.34
Fuel Economy13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (combined) | 20.3 L/100km / 11.6 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)15.1 L/100km / 15.6 MPG (combined) | 23.4 L/100km / 10.1 MPG (urban) | 10.4 L/100km / 22.6 MPG (highway)10.3 L/100km / 22.8 MPG (combined) | 14.8 L/100km / 15.9 MPG (urban) | 7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (highway)12.2 L/100km / 19.3 MPG (combined) | 18.2 L/100km / 12.9 MPG (urban) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (highway)14.3 L/100km / 16.4 MPG (combined) | 22.0 L/100km / 10.7 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 4
EngineM 113.992M 275.981M 272.966M 273.961M 275.951
Engine | Bore97.0 mm / 3.8 in82.6 mm / 3.3 in92.9 mm / 3.7 in98.0 mm / 3.9 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio9.0:19.0:110.7:110.7:19.0:1
Engine | Displacement5.4 L / 331.9 cu-in / 5439.0 cc6.0 L / 364.9 cu-in / 5980.0 cc3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 cc5.5 L / 336.4 cu-in / 5513.0 cc
Engine | Power517.0 hp / 385.5 kW @ 6100 rpm612.0 hp / 456.4 kW @ 4800-5100 rpm272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6000 rpm388.0 hp / 289.3 kW @ 6000 rpm517.0 hp / 385.5 kW @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Redline5900 rpm
Engine | Specific Output95.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in102.3 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in77.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in71.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in93.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke92.0 mm / 3.6 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in90.5 mm / 3.6 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque720 Nm / 531.0 lb-ft @ 2600-4000 rpm1000 Nm / 737.6 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2400-5000 rpm530 Nm / 390.9 lb-ft @ 2800-4800 rpm830 Nm / 612.2 lb-ft @ 1900-3500 rpm
Engine | TypeSupercharged multi-port injected petrol V8 SOHC engine with 3 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V12 SOHC engine with 3 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V12 SOHC engine with 3 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears5-speed5-speed7-speed7-speed5-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2006 ~ 2008

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