Mercedes-Benz SLR Class owners manuals
- Touchy brakes
- Road sound can be interfering
- Manual transmission not possible
- Huge dimensions gain clumsy maneuvering
- Not a performance-to-value ratio
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a grand tourer together produced by the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz and British carmaker McLaren Automotive and marketed from 2003 through 2010.
When the vehicle was finished, Mercedes-Benz held 40 percent of the McLaren Group, and the automobile was built in association with the two companies. SLR is an acronym for "Sport Leicht Rennsport" (Sport Light Racing), a tribute to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which helped for inspiration. The vehicle was available in coupé, roadster, and speedster body styles.
The SLR McLaren is offered only in a single trim level. It is powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine delivering 617 hp and 575 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Steering-wheel-mounted buttons allow the driver to change manually. It accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 206 mph, truly F1-worthy.
Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mercedes-Benz SLR-Class are: