Our engineers accepted an ambitious challenge when they set about developing a drive system for the SLR. The design brief was for a multi-talented powerplant, equally adept at performing in everyday traffic as it is under extreme conditions.
The sound alone says everything about the AMG 5.5-litre V8 Kompressor powerplant. Its impulsive energy has echoes of the 300 SL from the 1950s, while the maximum output of 460 kW (626 hp) enables the SLR to race from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds if necessary. Further evidence of the power within is provided by the engine’s torque delivery, with a peak torque of 780 Nm from 3250 rpm to 5000 rpm.
(SLR Coupé: fuel consumption combined: 14.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 348 g/km)