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1990 - 2006 Mercedes SL500 Data Tables
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PERFORMANCE

  V Trans Torque, Ft-Lbs Horsepower 0-60 1/4 mile Lbs City Hwy
1990 32 4A 332 @ 4000 322 @ 5500 6.4 14.4 @ 97.5 4145 14 18
1991 32 4A 332 @ 4000 322 @ 5500 6.1 14.4 4145 14 18
1992 32 4A 332 @ 4000 322 @ 5500     4145 14 18
1992 32 4A 332 @ 4000 322 @ 5500     4165 14 18
1993 32 4A 345 @ 3900 315 @ 5600 6.3 14.6 4165 14 18
1994 32 4A 345 @ 3900 315 @ 5600     4165 16 20
1995 32 4A 345 @ 3900 315 @ 5600     4165 16 20
1996 32 5E 345 @ 3900 315 @ 5600 6.4   4165 16 23
1997 32 5E 347 @ 3900 315 @ 5600 6.2 14.5 @ 99.2 4165 15 23
1998 32 5E 345 @ 3900 315 @ 5600 6.3   4165 16 23
1999 24 5E 339 @ 2700 - 4500 302 @ 5600 6.1   4121 16 23
2000 24 5E 339 @ 2700 - 4500 302 @ 5600 6.4   4125 16 23
2001 24 5E 339 @ 2700 - 4500 302 @ 5600     4125 16 23
2002 24 5E 339 @ 2700 - 4250 302 @ 5600 6.1   4125 16 23
2003 24 5E 339 @ 2700 - 4250 302 @ 5600 6.1   4045 15 22
2004 24 7E 339 @ 2700 - 4250 302 @ 5600     4065 15 22
2005 24 7E 339 @ 2700 - 4250 302 @ 5600 6.1   4065 16 23
2006 24 7E 339 @ 2700 - 4250 302 @ 5600          
KEY: V = valves. 32 valves are the DOHC M119 engine, 24 valves are the SOHC M113 engine. Transmission: 4A = 4 speed auto, 5E and 7E = 5 or 7 speed electronically controlled automatic.

CONVENIENCE AND STYLE

  Length

Turning
Circle

Radio GDO Automatic
Wipers
Remote
Locking
Air
Bags
Wheel
Spokes
Cd
1990 176" 35.3' 100W no no 1 IR 2 15  
1991 176" 35.3' ? no no 1 IR 2 15  
1992 176" 35.3' ? no no 1 IR 2 15  
1992 176" 35.3' ? no no 1 IR 2 15  
1993 176" 35.3' ? no no 1 IR 2 8  
1994 176" 35.3' 200W no no 1 IR 2 8 0.32/0.34
1995 176" 35.3' 200W no no 1 IR 2 8  
1996     200W no no 1 IR 4 12  
1997 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 1 IR 4 12 0.31/0.32
1998 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 3 RF 4 12  
1999 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 3 RF 4 5  
2000 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 3 RF 4 5  
2001 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 3 RF 4 5  
2002 177.1" 35.4' 200W YES YES 3 RF 4 5 0.32/0.34
2003 178.5" 36.2'   YES YES 3 RF   5  
2004 178.5" 36.2'   YES YES 3 RF 5 5 0.29
2005 178.5" 36.2'   YES YES 3 RF 5 5 0.29
                   
KEY: Radio: 100W = 100W Becker Grand Prix, 200W = 200W seven speaker Bose Acoustimass system with subwoofer. GDO = Built in programmable garage door opener transmitter. Remote Locking: 1IR = 1 button infra-red, 3RF = 3 button radio controlled (note: to release trunk with 1 IR control just double click the button). Cd = Coefficient of drag, hard top / soft top

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