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1971-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL (R107) specifications

1971-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL (R107) specifications Classic and Performance Car

The 350SL was introduced as a replacement for the Pagoda 280SL, and once again both soft and hard tops were offered. There’s more than a passing resemblance between the two cars, but the 350SL’s body is three inches longer and 300lb heavier. That means much of the benefit of fitting a 3.5-litre V8 has been lost. Both cars share 0-60mph times, but the new car’s taller rear axle ratio, allowed by the V8’s extra torque, means it can pull a higher top speed. Not that they were supposed to be sporting cars, being aimed more at the luxury market.

Production

  • Production:
    15,304
  • Price at launch:
    £7,395
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,500
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £5,250
  • Price (project):
    £2,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.3secs
  • Top speed:
    126.0mph
  • Power:
    200.0bhp
  • Torque:
    211.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed auto

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4370mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2464mm
  • Width:
    1790mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    1545kgs

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