Mercedes-Benz 450SL Specifications

Years of Manufacture: 1980 (last year made)
Number Built: 1 of 5,583
Chassis/Body: Unit frame and body
Exterior Dimensions:

Total Length: 4380mm
Total Width: 1790mm
Height at Curb Weight: 1300mm
Wheelbase: 2460mm
Front Track: 1452mm
Rear Track: 1440mm

Curb Weight: 1585kg
Fuel Tank: 90 liters
Turning Circle: 10.2 metres

Transmission (Automatic, 3 Speed):450SL

1st: 2.31:1
2nd: 1.46:1
3rd: 1.00:1

Rear Axle Ratio: 3.46:1
Engine Speed at 60mph: 2865 rpm
0-60 mph: 9.3 seconds (approx)
Maximum Speed: 127 mph (205 km/h)
Engine 8 Cylinder M 117:

Capacity: 4520cc 275.8ci
Type: Conventional, water cooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with
8 cylinders in V8 configuration
Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
Fuel System: Bosch electronic
Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 85mm (3.62 x 3.35 inch)
Power: 225 hp (DIN) @ 5000rpm (250hp SAE @ 5800)
Torque: 38.5 mkg @ 3000rpm (278.5 ft/lb)
Compression Ratio: 8:1
Ignition and Electrical: 12 volt Coil and alternator
Exhaust: Single tail-pipe
Suspension: Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagonal-pivot swing axle
Steering: Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.9:1 (3.0 turns)
Brakes: Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)
Wheels: 14" Pressed steel disc wheels or optional alloy
Tires: 205/70 VR 14