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Chassis

  • Type: R230

Engine 5.5L 8-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-30

  • Drain Plug Torque: 22FT-LBS

  • Oil capacity: 9.0 qt

Spark Plug Gap

  • 5.5L 8-Cylinder: 0.032''

Automatic transmission

  • Type: MB Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Capacity: 
    • SL500: 10.3 US qt. (9.7 l)

    • SL 600: 8.0 US qt. (7.5 l)

    • SL 55 AMG: 9.1 US qt. (8.6 l)

    • SL 65 AMG: 8.0 US qt. (7.5 l)

Rear axle

  • Type: 

    • SL500: Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90

    • SL 600:Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90

    • SL 55 AMG:Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90

    • SL 65 AMG: Hypoid gear oil SAE 75 W 140

  • Capacity:
    • SL500: 1.5 US qt. (1.4 l)

    • SL 600: 1.3 US qt. (1.2 l)

    • SL 55 AMG: 1.5 US qt. (1.4 l)

    • SL 65 AMG: 1.3 US qt. (1.2 l)

Front axle

  • Type: Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
  • Capacity: 

    • S 430 4MATIC: 0.63 US qt. (0.6 l)

    • S 500 4MATIC: 0.63 US qt. (0.6 l)

Hydraulic system for Active Body Control

  • Type: MB Hydraulic Fluid
  • Capacity: 4.3 US qt. (4.0 l) 

Power steering

  • Type: MB Power Steering Fluid (Pentosin CHF 11S)
  • Capacity: approx. 1.1 US qt. (1.0 l)

Front wheel hubs

  • Type: High-temperature roller bearing grease
  • Capacity: approx. 3.5 oz. (100 g) each

Fuel

  • Capacity: 21.1 US gal (80.0 l)

Brake system

  • Type: MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
  • Capacity: 1.1 US qt. (1.05 l)

Cooling system

  • Type: MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze

  • Capacity: 

    • S 3504: approx. 11.1 US qt. (10.5 l)

    • S 430, S 430 4MATIC: approx. 12.1 US qt. (11.5 l)

    • S 500, S 500 4MATIC: approx. 12.1 US qt. (11.5 l)

    • S 55 AMG:approx. 14.3 US qt. (13.5 l)

    • S 600: approx. 15.85 US qt. (15.0 l)

    • S 65 AMG: approx. 15.96 US qt. (15.1 l)

Low temperature cooling system

  • Type: MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze

  • Capacity:

    • SL 600: 2. US qt. (2.1 l)

    • SL 65 AMG: 3.4 US qt (3.2 l)

Air conditioning system

  • Type: MB Hydraulic Oil

  • Capacity: 0.42 US qt (0.4 l)

Hydraulic system for retractable hardtop 

  • Type: R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil (never R-12) 

Windshield washer and headlamp cleaning system

  • Type: MB Windshield Washer Concentrate
  • Capacity: 7.42 US qt (0.4 l)

Powertrain


Engine

  • 3.0 L 170 kW (228 hp) V6

  • 3.5 L 200–232 kW (268–311 hp) V6

  • 3.7 L 180 kW (241 hp) V6

  • 5.0 L 225–285 kW (302–382 hp) V8

  • 5.4 L 350–380 kW (469–510 hp) Supercharged V8

  • 5.5 L 285 kW (382 hp) V8

  • 5.5 L 368–380 kW (493–510 hp) BiTurbo V12

  • 6.0 L 368–493 kW (493–661 hp) BiTurbo V12

  • 6.2 L 386 kW (518 hp) V8

Transmission

  • 5-speed automatic

  • 7-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption


MERCEDES-BENZ R230 SL-CLASS FUEL CONSUMPTION

References


  1. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Owners Manual 

  2. Mercedes-Benz SL - Class Wikipedia.org

  3. US Department of Energy - FuelEconomy.gov

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTNHTSA

Lights

Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H11-55W

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 5200

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H7-55W

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D1S

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 7506L

  • Brake Light Bulb: 7506L

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 6418

  • Parking Light Bulb: W5WB

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496

  • Tail Light BulbTail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Courtesy Light Bulb: 6418

  • Dome Light Bulb: 3886X

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 6418

  • Map Light Bulb: 2825