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Old 5th March 2005, 19:25   #1
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Default Mercedes SL & SLK with Diesel Engine

Mercedes Benz will soon make available the SL and the SLK with diesel engines. The SLK will be available with 3 turbo chargers!!Whoaaaa

SL400 CDI: 315HP AND 730 Nm
0-100 Kph less than 6s
TopSpeed 250 kph (limited)

SLK320 CDI: V6 3.0l, 3 turbos (similar the 535d: 2 small and 1 big) 286 Hp and 630 Nm
250 KPh, 0-100kph 5.3s, fuel-eco 7.5l/100Km

Source : http://speed.supercars.net/PitLane?v...ID=2&tID=28884

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This is awesome...diesels in sports cars....who says diesels are sluggish...

being a diesel fan...i would still prefer a petrol in a sports car. simply because you get more rpms to play with...any idea what is the redline on these engines?

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They're not going to be here so soon Stratos.
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LOL!! I know Rudra. But the fact that even a diesel powered sportscar is possible and nearly as much the same fun as a petrol one just makes me smile. Waiting for the performance of the V12 CDI engine.
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To get a little feel of that try to lay hand on a 270CDI.
This is time I feel god why don't you give me that kind of money.
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Default Mercedes SL/SLK/CLK go diesel.



So finally we have some diesel sportscars from Mercedes Benz. The SL400 CDI Biturbo, SLK320 CDI Tri-Turbo (Yes TRI-Turbo) and the CLK320 CDI. Specs of the SL400 are not yet released , but it does accelerate to 100 in 5.8s. Quite quick for a diesel.

Chk out the links here :

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 400 CDI

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 CDI

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 320 CDI Tri-Turbo

All the above are at present show cars. But they could possibly make their way to production.
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