Mercedes Benz SL 400 AMG Sport

Mercedes Benz SL 400 AMG Sport  

If you take a look at the bare chassis of the Mercedes SL 400 you will see a significant expression of lightweight automotive technology.

The car is built of aluminium made up from a multitud of sheets, extrusions and castings. The front firewall is one large cast element. One of the largest pieces of cast aluminium produced within the industry. The majority of the suspension components are also aluminium castings.

There is some steel used in the construction mainly in the area of A pillars and the windscreen surrounds



Engine 3.0-litre twin turbocharged direct injection V6

Power hp (kW) at rpm               367 (270)/5,500–6,000

Torque Nm at rpm                    500/2,000–4,200

Compression ratio                     10.5:1

Standing start to 60mph            4.9sec

Top speed limited                      155mph



7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed transmission


Main Features


Pictures and words by the owner Andy Cooke