2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren  -  $485,750


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $485,750
Base Invoice: $452,150
Destination Charge: $2,750
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe 5.5L 722 Edition
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: SLR McLaren Roadster
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/(3) manual modes, AMG SpeedShift
Engine: 5.5L SEFI AMG supercharged V8 engine

Model Highlights

Mercedes-Benz' AMG performance arm developed the SLR in conjunction with F1 luminary McLaren, and the result is one of the finest cars in the world. For 2007 it carries a new name (722 Edition) and uses a more powerful 5.5L hand-built supercharged V8 engine with twin intercoolers to produce 641 horsepower and 605 ft-lbs of torque. All of that power is directed to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission that features three manual modes.

The SLR boasts technology and design that is typically seen only on the race track, including a dry-sump lubrication system for a low center of gravity, a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body, and underbody panels to enhance aerodynamics. This package ends up running to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

The 722 Edition has larger Brembo ceramic disc brakes fitted underneath new 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, stiffer spring rates and shock absorbers, a lower ride height, and a lighter curb weight versus the 2006 model. Its aluminum chassis is connected to forged aluminum double wishbones in the front and rear. An air brake is mounted on the rear trunk lid. It deploys at high speeds and during braking to generate downforce, thereby increasing stability and braking control. A new front spoiler also boosts road grip.

The relatively long wheelbase and wide track give the SLR the feeling of a GT, while the sound and power produced by the V8 elevate it to supercar status.

Inside, the seats are trimmed with leather and Alcantara. Aluminum shift levers are mounted behind the handsome suede-wrapped steering wheel, and aluminum pedals and carbon fiber appliques give the car a purposeful tone. The gauge cluster now has a red band running round the outside of the dials that echoes the red stitching and accents found throughout the cabin. The center stack is an impeccable piece of design. The usual luxury features, such as dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth, are standard. Gullwing doors echo the famed Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe of the 1950s.

An expected 150 cars will be built for 2007, with a fraction of those destined for the U.S. market.


Value Writeup

With only 150 units expected to leave the factory, Mercedes-Benz' McLaren SLR 722 Edition coupe is one of the most exclusive models being produced for the 2007 model year by any manufacturer. And while its sticker price may approach a half million dollars, it offers performance that only a handful of production cars on the planet can match.


Pros

World-beating performance; exclusivity; unmistakable looks.


Model News

Mercedes-Benz redesigned their SLR McLaren coupe for 2007, badging it as the "722 Edition" and giving it all sorts of performance enhancements. Horsepower has increased from 617 to 641 and torque has also been boosted, from 575 to a jaw-dropping 605 ft-lbs. These engine advancements, along with a curb weight that is nearly 100 pounds lighter than the 2006 model, have cut 0 to 60 times down to a reported 3.6 seconds.

To accommodate the extra power, larger Brembo ceramic disc brakes have been installed. A new front air splitter, a lower ride height, a stiffer suspension setup, and decreased body roll enhance the already superb handling characteristics. New 19-inch alloy wheels add a distinctive visual touch.

Inside the cockpit, revised instrumentation, more carbon fiber, various 722 insignias, and red stitching greet the driver.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
341.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
447.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/332

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
641 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
605 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

EPA Classification
Mini-Compact

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
183.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.1 in

Height, Overall
49.3 in

Trunk Volume
9.6 ft³

Front Tire Size
255/35ZR19

Rear Tire Size
295/30ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.3 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V588000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 13, 2007

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Potential Number of Units Affected
3

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELDS WERE NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY. EITHER THE PRIMER OR ACTIVATOR WAS MISSING AT THE TIME OF INSTALLATION.

Consequence
THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A CONSEQUENCE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.

DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE WINDSHIELDS, CLEAN AND REINSTALL THEM CORRECTLY WITH PRIMER AND ACTIVATOR. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

**ALL STANDARDS ARE PRELIMINARY**

5.5L SEFI AMG supercharged V8 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/(3) manual modes, AMG SpeedShift

Rear wheel drive

255/35ZR19 front/295/30ZR19 rear high performance tires

19" forged aluminum wheels

Vehicle speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Carbon ceramic perforated disc brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Black mesh type hood air outlets

Carbon fiber front splitter

Rear spoiler

Carbon fiber rear diffuser

Carbon fiber semi aniline leather bucket seats

Center console w/carbon fiber trim

Padded leather/suede wrapped steering wheel w/shift paddles

AMG RACETIMER

Alacantara headliner

City 13/hwy 17 (5.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

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