Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-17-2013, 09:34 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,009
My Maserati goes 185 . . . .

. . .I have a license and I still drive. . . . Well, not really a Maserati , a SL320 at 120 after someone in a newer Honda Accord knifing through traffic thought they were going to give me a push. . .

All in the name of science mind you. . . Rolling along at 65 a full throttle kickdown nets a 5 to 3 downshift and the motor just keeps pulling. . . all the way to at least 120. The car really does come into it's element at higher speeds, what feels like numb steering at 50 , is much better at speed. I've raced Formula Ford at those speeds and you can tell you are moving, with this car if feels more like half of that.

So, does anyone have road test data for a 97 SL320 with a M104 in line 6? How about a SL280 and SL500 ?

Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 701
I don't have any test data, but I recall my 96SL320 was very quick! I had a few drinks at dinner one night so my friend drove us home, when I glanced at the speedo I was shocked, but it made me smile, and at the same time telling him to slow down! I think we were above 130. I miss that car, easy to work on, just the right amount of tech. Great on gas and a pleasure to drive. I regret selling it. I feel the 320 will be the next collectible because its the last of that awesome M104 engine.
Brian W. Heitman

Join MBCA!!!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page