2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren  -  $500,750


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $500,750
Base Invoice: $466,100
Destination Charge: $2,750
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Roadster 5.5L
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 12 | Hwy: 16
Body Style: SLR McLaren Roadster
Transmission: 5-speed AMG-enhanced driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission
Engine: 5.5L SEFI 24-valve V8 AMG supercharged 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 2008 it carries revised bodywork, with a retractable fabric soft top that can be lowered in less than ten seconds. The engine is a hand-built 5.5L supercharged V8 engine with twin intercoolers that produces 617 horsepower and 575 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 fewer than four seconds.

The SLR McLaren has large Brembo ceramic disc brakes fitted underneath 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, and rides on a stiff suspension setup. Its aluminum chassis is connected to forged aluminum double wishbones in the front and rear.

The relatively long wheelbase and wide track give the SLR the feeling of a true touring convertible, 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 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.


Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR roadster is one of the most exclusive models being produced for the 2008 model year by any manufacturer. And while its sticker price may stop just short of a half million dollars, it offers performance that only a handful of production cars on the planet can match.


Model News

Mercedes-Benz has changed the well regarded SLR McLaren from a coupe to a roadster for the 2008 model year. The engine ratings match the 2006 numbers of 617 horsepower and 575 ft-lbs of torque. Though Mercedes-Benz has neither confirmed nor denied future plans for the SLR, 2008 is rumored to be the last year for the Teutonic supercar.


Pros

World-beating performance now in top-down guise; exclusivity; unmistakable looks.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
16 MPG

Cruising Range - City
307.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
409.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/332

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
617 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
575 @ 3250 - 5000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 (R2 1.93)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.6 qts

EPA Classification
Mini-Compact

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
48.0 ft³

Front Head Room
36.1 in

Front Leg Room
44.2 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
183.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.1 in

Height, Overall
49.3 in

Track Width, Front
64.5 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Trunk Volume
7.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4023 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P255/35R19

Rear Tire Size
P295/30R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 11.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
25.6 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

5.5L SEFI 24-valve V8 AMG supercharged engine

Push button engine start

5-speed AMG-enhanced driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission-inc: Touch Shift, optimum gear programming, AMG SpeedShift

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

Traction control

Rear wheel drive

Front/rear forged independent double wishbone suspension-inc: gas pressure shock absorbers, coil springs, antidive control

Front torsion stabilizer bar

19" x 9.0" front turbine-designed light aluminum wheels

19" x 11.5" rear turbine-designed light aluminum wheels

P255/35R19 front high performance tires

P295/30R19 rear high performance tires

Tirefit tire sealant & electric pump

Vehicle-speed-sensitive hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

8-piston front/4-piston rear disc brakes

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electro-hydraulic braking system w/carbon fiber reinforced lightweight ceramic brakes

Sensotronic brake control

AMG sports exhaust system w/dual sidepipes on each side

Semi-automatic fabric soft top

Airbraking rear adjustable spoiler

Large front air dam

Formula 1-inspired arrow-shaped nose & twin-fin front spoiler

Side gill ventilation

Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc: automatic level control, halogen high beams, polycarbonate lenses, heated headlamp washers, driver- selectable light-sensing

Programmable daytime running lamps

Pwr heated mirrors w/LED turn signals/memory

Rain-sensing wipers

Gullwing doors

6-way heated pwr body-contoured carbon fiber sport bucket seats w/lumbar support

Premium leather upholstery

Center console w/storage

Rubber-studded aluminum pedals

Exclusive velour front & rear floor mats w/SLR logo

Aluminum trim

AMG-designed leather-trimmed sport pwr adjustable steering wheel-inc: fingertip shift controls, raised thumbgrips, audio & telephone controls

Matte chrome instrument panel w/analog speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp & fuel level gauges

Exterior temp display

Multi-function displays in speedometer-inc: audio status, cruise control

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective door unlock

Bluetooth integrated hands-free telephone communication system

Cruise control w/digital readout

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

Anti-theft alarm system w/tow away protection, infrared interior monitoring

Audio 30 APS AM/FM radio w/6-disc CD changer-inc: concealed cassette player

Bose Cabin Surround audio system-inc: (7) speakers, Bose Centerpoint signal processing, Bose AudioPilot digital processing

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Dual-zone automatic climate control-inc: electrostatic dust, pollen & active charcoal filters, smog-sensing automatic recirculation, humidity, dewpoint & sun sensors

Rear window defroster

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Aluminum & leather-trimmed shift knob w/starter button

Automatic ambient lighting

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Adaptive dual-stage airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Head & body side-impact airbags

Knee airbags

3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning device, belt force limiters

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

Traction control

Programmable daytime running lamps

Black leather-wrapped roll over bars

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
LARGE DRIVER SEAT
$0

 
SMALL DRIVER SEAT
$0

 
MEDIUM DRIVER SEAT
$0

 
X-LARGE DRIVER SEAT
$0

 
XX-LARGE DRIVER SEAT
$0

 
LARGE PASSENGER SEAT
$0

 
SMALL PASSENGER SEAT
$0

 
MEDIUM PASSENGER SEAT
$0

 
X-LARGE PASSENGER SEAT
$0

 
BLACK SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
300 SL RED SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
SILVER SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
GRAPHITE GREEN SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
PASTEL YELLOW SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
TOBACCO BROWN SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
SAND SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
BEIGE SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
COPPER SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
LIGHT BROWN SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
GREEN SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
DARK PACIFIC BLUE SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
ROYAL BLUE SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
BLACK SILVER ARROW LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$9,950

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
RED & BLACK TOP
$0

 
ANTHRACITE & BLACK TOP
$0

 
BEIGE & BLACK TOP
$0

 
BLACK CARBON FIBER TRIM
$1,550

 
SL RED CONTRAST STITCHING
$610

 
ORION GRAY CONTRAST STITCHING
$610

 
BLACK CONTRAST STITCHING
$610

 
BLACK WOVEN COMPOSITION LEATHER SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
2-TONE STEERING WHEEL
$610

 
FLOOR MATS W/CONTRASTING LEATHER PIPING
$370

 
GOLD BRAKE CALIPERS
$850

 
RED BRAKE CALIPERS
$850

 
18" 10-SPOKE LIGHT ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

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