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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
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A silver SLR McLaren on display at the 2006 European Motor Show in Brussels
Overview
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Body and chassis
Class Sports car/grand tourer
Body style 2-door coupé
2-door roadster
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 5.4 L (330 cu in) supercharged V8
Transmission 5-speed semi-automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (110 in)
Length 4,656 mm (183.3 in)
Width 1,908 mm (75.1 in)
Height 1,261 mm (49.6 in)
Curb weight 1,693 kg (3,732 lb)

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a German supercar manufactured by Mercedes-Benz and jointly developed by McLaren Automotive.

Background[edit]

Overview[edit]

Exterior[edit]

The SLR McLaren is a 2-door coupé, although a roadster version will debut in September 2007.[1] The exterior body panels are made from carbon fibre.

Interior[edit]

Chassis[edit]

The frame is of a carbon-fibre monocoque construction.

Powertrain[edit]

The SLR McLaren sports a 232-kilogram (511 lb), hand-built, 5.4-litre (330 cu in), supercharged, all-aluminium, SOHC V8 engine. The cylinders are angled at 90 degrees with three valves per cylinder and lubricated via a dry sump system. The compression ratio is 8.8:1 and the bore and stroke is 97 millimetres (3.8 in) and 92 millimetres (3.6 in), respectively. The Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger produces 0.9 bars (13 psi) of boost, the turbine rotates at 23,000 revolutions per minute, and the air is cooled via two intercoolers. The engine generates a maximum power of 626 metric horsepower (460 kW; 617 hp) at 6,500 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 780 newton metres (580 lb·ft) at 3,250 revolutions per minute.

The SLR McLaren sports a hand-built 5.4-litre, supercharged V8 engine.

Connected to the engine is a five-speed automatic transmission which offers three different driving modes: sport, comfort, and manual.[2] The former offerers and additional three modes. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) developed by Mercedes-Benz monitors traction and adjusts torque and selectively applies brakes to maintain driver control and prevent vehicle spin.

Gear 1 2 3 4 5 Final Drive
Ratio 3.56:1 2.19:1 1.41:1 1.00:1 0.83:1 3.06:1

Performance[edit]

722 Edition[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Goodwood Goodies: SLR McLaren Roadster". Edmunds. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  2. ^ Winfield, Barry (February 2004). "2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren". Car and Driver. pp. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 

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