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Mercedes-Benz 350SL (107 E35) Technical Specifications

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Mercedes 350SL
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1970 - 1980
  • Number Built: 15,304
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 350SL Roadster: DM 29,970
  • Date of Introduction: November, 1970
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions 350SL:
    • Total Length: 4380mm
    • Total Width: 1790mm
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm
    • Wheelbase: 2460mm
    • Front Track: 1452mm
    • Rear Track: 1440mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Roadster: 1585kg
  • Fuel Tank: 90 litres
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.34 metres
  • Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 3.98:1
    • 2nd: 2.39:1
    • 3rd: 1.46:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed, prior July 1972):
    • 1st: 3.96:1
    • 2nd: 2.34:1
    • 3rd: 1.43:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Transmission (Automatic, 3 Speed, after July 1972):
    • 1st: 2.31:1
    • 2nd: 1.46:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.46:1
  • Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
    • 2945 rpm
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • Manual: 8.8 seconds (approx)
    • Automatic: 9.0 seconds (approx)
    • Automatic (3 speed after July 1972): 9.5 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • Manual: 130 mph (210 km/h)
    • Automatic: 127 mph (205 km/h)
  • Engine 8 Cylinder M 116:
    • Capacity: 3499cc 213.5ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
    • Fuel System: Bosch electronic (from 1979 mechanical with air flow sensor)
    • Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 65.8mm (3.62 x 2.59 inch)
    • Power: 200 hp (DIN) @ 5800rpm (230hp SAE @ 6050)
    • Torque: 29.2 mkg @ 4000rpm (231.5 ft/lb @ 4500)
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 (from 1979 9.0:1)
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagnol-pivot swing axle
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.6:1 (3.0 turns)
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
    • Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)
  • Wheels:
    • 14" Pressed steel disc wheels or optional alloy
  • Tyres:
    • 205/70 VR 14
  • Also see:
350SL Production Schedule
Vehicle
Year
Cars Manufactured
350SL Roadster
1970
3
1971
4,802
1972
4,778
1973
1,647
1974
574
1975
390
1976
540
1977
650
1978
743
1979
934
1980
243
Total:
15,304
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