With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 9.8 seconds, a maximum top speed of 127 mph (205 km/h), a curb weight of 3395 lbs (1540 kgs), the SL (R107) 380 SL has a naturally-aspirated V 8 cylinder gas engine. This engine produces a maximum power of 201 bhp at 5250 rpm and a maximum torque of 232 lb.ft at 3250 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Automatic gearbox. On the topic of chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the SL (R107) Stock tire sizes are 205 / 70 on 14 inch rims at the front, and 205 / 70 on 14 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the SL (R107) 380 SL braking system includes front and rear disc brakes.


Mercedes-Benz 380SL Specifications


Years of Manufacture: 1984

Number Built: 2 of 11,115

Date of Introduction: February, 1980

Chassis/Body: Unit frame and body

Exterior Dimensions 380SL:

Total Length: 4380mm

Total Width: 1790mm

Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm

Wheelbase: 2455mm

Front Track: 1452mm

Rear Track: 1440mm

Kerb Weight: Roadster: 1540kg

Fuel Tank: 90 liters

Turning Circle: 10.74 metres

Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed):

1st: 3.68:1

2nd: 2.41:1

3rd: 1.44:1

4th: 1.00:1

Rear Axle Ratio: 3.27:1

0-100 km/h: 9.8 seconds (approx)

Maximum Speed: Automatic: 127 mph (205 km/h)

Engine 8 Cylinder M 116: Capacity: 3818cc 233ci

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 mechanical with air-flow sensor

Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 71.8mm (3.62 x 2.83 inch)

Power: 218 hp (DIN) @ 5500rpm

Torque: 31 mkg @ 4000rpm (224.3 ft/lb)

Compression Ratio: 9.0:1

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" Alloy

Tires: 195/70 VR 14


Compare Mercedes Benz Series 107 Models

Mercedes-Benz R107 SL Comparison Chart Top Speed

Model Years # Built Engine BHP Torque Trans mph/kph

380SL 1980-1985 53,200 3818cc V8 218 224 4 Speed Auto 134/216

450SL 1971-1980 66,300 4520cc V8 225 279 3 Speed Auto 134/216