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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R129) '98
Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R129) '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Displacement 4965 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine Mercedes-Benz M119
Max Power 291 BHP
Performance Points 438 PP
Length 4500 mm
Width 1810 mm
Height 1295 mm
Weight 1,800 kilograms (4,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.19 kg (13.6 lb) per horsepower

The Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R129) '98 is a Road car produced by Mercedes-Benz. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

In-game descriptionEdit

Following the remarkable 3rd generation which had been produced for 18 years running, the dramatically advanced, fourth generation R129 model SL made its debut at the 1989 Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz chief designer Bruno Sacco blended sport and luxury in a manner befitting the SL name, while still leaving a hint of relevance between the existing Mercedes line-up. This model is especially notable for its elegant electric top which is completely stored behind the seats. Thorough attention has been paid to safety equipment, even including a roll bar that instantly pops up to protect passengers in the event of a rollover.

At the time of its debut, the SL came only in the 500SL, with a 5.0L V8 DOHC engine producing 302 BHP and 46.9 kgf.m. In 1992, with the development of a 6.0L V12, the 600SL debuted. This model became the flagship of the SL series with a maximum power output of 389 BHP. The lineup was completed following the 1994 release of the SL 320, with a 3.2L DOHC inline=6. At this time, the car names were also changed, with the numbers indicating engine capacity and the model name becoming reversed.

The SL series still continued to advance thereafter. In 1996, all vehicles were equipped with 5-speed ATs. In 1998, the engine was changed to a new modular unit, changing the SL320 from a DOHC inline 6 to a SOHC, and the SL500 from a DOHC V8 to a SOHC V8. Though this may sound like a downgrade, the loss of power was minimal, and the reduction in weight improved their handling.

The SL was a two-seater with the same luxury and incredible performance as the S-series, and for twelve years continued to live up to its name as Mercedes-Benz's flagship sports car.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Late '90s) for around 109,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 168,090 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 (R129) '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 136,307 Credits. It is a Level 4 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 168,090 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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