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2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
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2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren


2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren


2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren


2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 2004 - Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

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The Mercedes Benz-Benz SLR McLaren revives the glorious tradition of the SLR and marks the reawakening of Mercedes Benz' passion for super sports cars. It is a passion which can be traced way back through automotive history and which was demon-strated with the Uhlenhaut Coupe. A contemporary interpretation of stylistic elements lifted from the original SLR and design details taken from the 2003 Formula 1 Silver Arrows allow the 21st-century SLR to form a bridge between the past and the future, bringing cutting-edge motorsport technology to the road, just as the inspirational SLR Coupe did in 1955.

The new super sports car allows Mercedes-Benz and its Formula 1 partner McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars. This combination of knowledge and expertise is evident not only in the host of pioneering developments, impressive performance figures and superior driving characteristics of the SLR, but also in the extremely high levels of safety and practicality which it offers. These attributes come together to form the basis for an automobile with a very special charisma - an impressive synthesis of Mercedes tradition and innovation in every respect.

Just like its legendary predecessor of 1955, this SLR incorporates new technological developments which are ahead of their time. For evidence, simply take a glance under the bonnet at the Mercedes-AMG V8 powerplant. With its 5.5-litre displacement and screw-type compressor, the engine develops a peak output of 460 kW/626 hp and delivers its maximum torque of 780 Newtonmetres from 3250 rpm - a figure which remains constant across a broad engine speed range of up to 5000 rpm. With this kind of power under the bonnet, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren delivers performance figures which are among the best in its class: this high-performance sports car takes just 3.8 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, it passes the 200 km/h mark after 10.6 seconds, and from a standing start it takes just 28.8 seconds to reach 300 km/h. The two-seater has a top speed of 207 mph (334 km/h).

In the interests of optimum weight distribution, optimum dynamic handling and high stability on braking, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has a front mid-engined design. The V8 powerplant is mounted on a robust aluminium frame and has a low installation position. Water-type charge-air cooling, three valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication and four metal catalytic converters are further special features of this powerful engine - an engine which already meets stringent EU 4 exhaust gas regulations which are not due to come into force until 2005.

:: Specifications

General
Engine
Performance
Year : 2004
Make and Model : Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
Curb Weight : 1768 kg
Layout : Front Engine/RWD
Transmission : 5-Speed Auto, Speedshift System
Configuration : 90 Degree V8
Displacement : 5439 cc
Power : 626 bhp (466.8 kw) @ 6500 rpm
Torque : 780 nm @ 3500 rpm
Redline : --rpm
Top speed : 334 kmh (207.5 mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : 3.7 s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : 8.6 s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : --s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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