Mercedes-Benz SL Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

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Quick notes on Mercedes-Benz SL clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 96 mm (3.8 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 48 mm (1.9 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 64 — 76 mm (2.5 — 3 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: extremely high
    • Clearance to tire height: 96 mm / 102 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 96 mm / 458 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 108 mm
    • Difference with world average: -65 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • SL 400 — 3.5 hp/mm
  • AMG SL 63 — 6.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • SL 400 — 5 Nm/mm
  • AMG SL 63 — 9.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • SL 400 — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • AMG SL 63 — 10 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    SL 400 96 mm
    (3.8 in)
    32 mm/L 63 mm
    (2.5 in)
    -68% 7.3
    AMG SL 63 96 mm
    (3.8 in)
    18 mm/L 63 mm
    (2.5 in)
    -68% 7.3
    Vehicle SL 400
    Clearance 96 mm (3.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 32 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 63 mm (2.5 in)
    Difference from world average -68%
    Ride height to car height 7.3%
    Vehicle AMG SL 63
    Clearance 96 mm (3.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 18 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 63 mm (2.5 in)
    Difference from world average -68%
    Ride height to car height 7.3%