Mercedes Benz SL-55 AMG
Engine Power:476 BHP
Engine Displacment:5439 CC
The SL 55 AMG high-performance sports car comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes-AMG engineers have also adapted the brakes, axles, wheels, tyres and the entire power train of the Roadster to the high engine output. Visually, distinguishing features of the SL 55 AMG include bumpers with dy-namic AMG bodystyling, distinctive side skirts, 18-inch multi-spoke wheels and four chromed exhaust pipes.
The new bodystyling, and classic AMG-style bumpers are clear indications of the phenomenal power contained within this car. Equally, the powerful sound produced by the newly developed engine, even when idling, unequivocally confirms that the eight cylinders form a powerpack of epic proportions.
A quick touch of the accelerator is all it takes to feel and experience this power. At a mere 1500 rpm, the driver can elicit no less than 500 Newton metres of torque from the V8 engine, rising to 650 Newton metres at 2000 rpm and 690 Newton metres at 2500 rpm. The rev counter still only displays 2650 rpm when maximum torque is reached: a massive 700 Newton metres.
The power curve is just as steep, reaching its peak of 350 kW/476 hp at 6100 rpm. No other current Mercedes passenger car can match the new SL 55 AMG in terms of pure power.
On-the-road performance is equally impressive: it takes the new AMG Roadster just 4.7 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h from a standing start. And only a little over 16 seconds for the red speedometer needle to reach the 200-km/h mark. The speed is piled on until the microcomputer cuts in at precisely 250 km/h to electronically limit the power delivery. The scale on the speedometer goes up to 300 km/h, showing just what this exhilarating high-performance sports car is theoretically capable of:-
Top speed :250 kph / 155.3 mph
0-100km/h: 4.6 seconds