Mercedes Benz 560 SL in Diamond Blue Metallic

MERCEDES BENZ 560 SL ( US Import ) in Diamond Blue Metallic

Year: 1985

Mileage: 61.180 km

Colour: Diamond Blue Metallic

The R107 Mercedes-Benz roadsters had a production run in the U.S. from 1973-1989. This is unheard of for any car, let alone something as specialized as a roadster. The reason is that these SL cars were simply the finest crafted open-top cars in the history of the automobile, with build quality that defines excellence.

The most spectacular addition to the engine range was a 5.6-liter V8 with 272 hp, which was obtained by giving the 5-liter a longer stroke. For the domestic market, the 5.6 was not used in the SL, however, but only in the S-Class sedans and coupes. The 560 SL was only exported to the USA, Australia and Japan, but as a detuned version with a catalytic converter and only 230 hp because of the emissions regulations in these countries. The production of the 300 SL - 560 SL ended in August 1989, more than 18 years after the first 350 SL was built. The 107 SL series thus set a record for Mercedes-Benz that is unlikely to be broken: no other Mercedes-Benz model series was produced for such a long period. A total of 237,287 of these cars came out of the Sindelfingen plant, a figure that demonstrates just how popular the 107 series was.^

Engine
Configuration M 117 E 56 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 5,547 cc / 338.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 96.5 mm (3.8 in) / 85.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch KE-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 4,750 rpm
Torque 373 Nm / 275 ft lbs @ 3,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 41 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
Weight 1,715 kilo / 3,781 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,580 mm (180.3 in) / 1,790 mm (70.5 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,455 mm (96.7 in) / 1,465 mm (57.7 in) / 1,466 mm (57.7 in)


Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 223 km/h (139 mph)
0-60 mph 6.8 s
0-100 mph 19.6 s

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