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Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift 2 Convertible (2008-2011)

Neo score 93%

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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz SL R230 facelift 2 is a flagship mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2008 to 2011. It was available with a range of V6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.2 liters.
Compared to the first facelift, the second facelift was more extensive, giving the R230 SL-Class a new exterior styling and interior refresh. Powertrain-wise, Mercedes doubled-down on the M272 / M273 V6 and V8 engines. While they are supposed to have been improved during the interim, these engines are still not known for durability.
Mercedes also did away with the M113K-powered SL55 AMG. In its stead, the new M156-powered 6.2L SL63 AMG became one of the most iconic AMGs that also happens to be one of the least reliable.
Only the V12s remained the same and are exceptional.

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What we found**

Neo score 93% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • M275-powered V12s remained
  • New SL63 AMG is characterful, though unreliable
  • Improvements with M272/M273 engines
  • Improvements with the 7G-Tronic automatic
  • Improved electronics
  • More modern styling
Cons
  • No more M113K-powered SL55 AMG

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Specifications

SL 63 AMGSL 65 AMGSL 280SL 300SL 350SL 500SL 600

Capacity

Cargo Capacity235 L / 8.3 cu-ft ~ 339 L / 12.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity12.0 L / 12.7 qt12.0 L / 12.7 qt7.5 L / 7.9 qt7.5 L / 7.9 qt
Engine Oil Capacity8.0 L / 8.5 qt9.5 L / 10.0 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity80.0 L / 21.1 gal
Passengers2
Payload330 kg / 728 lbs340 kg / 750 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs350 kg / 772 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 330 mmVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 300 mmVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMulti-link
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire SizeFront wheel tires: 255/35 R 19 Rear wheel tires: 285/30 R 19Front wheel tires: 255/35 R 19 Rear wheel tires: 285/30 R 19255/45 R 17255/45 R 17255/45 R 17255/40 R 18Front wheel tires: 255/40 R 18 Rear wheel tires: 285/35 R 18
Turning Circle11.0 m / 36.2 ft

Construction

Body Style2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height1317 mm / 51.9 in
Size | Length4562 mm / 179.6 in
Size | Width1820 mm / 71.7 in | 2069 mm / 81.5 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1559.0 mm / 61.4 in
Track Width | Rear1547.0 mm / 60.9 in
Weight1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs1740.0 kg / 3836.0 lbs1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs1970.0 kg / 4343.1 lbs
Wheel SizeFront wheel rims: 8.5 J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 19Front wheel rims: 8.5 J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 198.5 J x 178.5 J x 178.5 J x 178.5 J x 18Front wheel rims: 8.5 J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 9.5 J x 18
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h4.6 sec4.2 sec7.8 sec7.8 sec6.2 sec5.4 sec4.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph4.4 sec4.0 sec7.4 sec7.4 sec5.9 sec5.1 sec4.3 sec
CO2 Emission328 g/km333 g/km224 g/km217 g/km226 g/km272 g/km326 g/km
Fuel Economy14.1 L/100km / 16.7 MPG (combined) | 21.7 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)14.0 L/100km / 16.8 MPG (combined) | 21.5 L/100km / 10.9 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (highway)9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (combined) | 17.3 L/100km / 13.6 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (combined) | 21.1 L/100km / 11.1 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5Euro 4Euro 4Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5
EngineM 156.981M 275.981M 272.949M 272.949M 272.968M 273.965M 275.954
Engine | Bore102.2 mm / 4.0 in82.6 mm / 3.3 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in92.9 mm / 3.7 in98.0 mm / 3.9 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio11.3:19.0:111.3:111.3:110.5:110.7:19.0:1
Engine | Displacement6.2 L / 378.8 cu-in / 6208.0 cc6.0 L / 364.9 cu-in / 5980.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 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 | Power525.0 hp / 391.5 kW @ 6800 rpm612.0 hp / 456.4 kW @ 4800 rpm231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 6000 rpm231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 6000 rpm316.0 hp / 235.6 kW @ 6500 rpm388.0 hp / 289.3 kW @ 6000 rpm517.0 hp / 385.5 kW @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Redline6500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output84.6 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in102.3 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in77.1 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in77.1 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in90.3 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in71.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in93.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke94.6 mm / 3.7 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in82.1 mm / 3.2 in82.1 mm / 3.2 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in90.5 mm / 3.6 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque630 Nm / 464.7 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm1000 Nm / 737.6 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm530 Nm / 390.9 lb-ft @ 2800-4800 rpm830 Nm / 612.2 lb-ft @ 1900-3500 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-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 cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC 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 | Gears7-speed5-speed7-speed7-speed7-speed7-speed5-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20102008 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 2011

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