The SL55 AMG version was released in 2002 with a supercharged 5.4 L (5439 cc) Mercedes-AMG V8. This car produced 493 hp (367 kW) at 6,100 rpm and could run to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.
The SL55 AMG was updated for 2007 with a 510 hp (380 kW)/531 ft·lbf (720 N·m) version of the same engine. The new model has only slight visual differentiators, the most noticeable is the three-slat grille rather than the four-slat version used previously. It should be 0.2 seconds quicker to 100 km/h. Although the top speed remains limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), Mercedes-Benz will now allow the governor to be eliminated, increasing maximum speed to 300 km/h (186 mph).
The SL500 was the top-selling version of the SL early in the R230 series. It used a 5.0 L V8 which produced 225 kW (302 hp) and 460 N·m (339 ft·lbf).
A 382 hp (285 kW) 5.5 L 4-valve V8 replaces the 5.0 L found in the SL500 for 2007. This model will retain the SL500 name in most markets, but will be sold as the SL550 in North America. It now produces 285 kW (382 hp) and 530 N·m (391 ft·lbf).
The W220 had many engine options unlike W126 and W140. The range started with smaller 3.2-litre 224hp V6 motor which was superceded by enlarged 3.7-litre 245hp V6 in S350.
Next is 4.3-litre 279hp V8 in S430 (that one sold very well in the USA) and 5.0-litre 306hp V8 in S500. AMG prepared the S55 with 5.4-litre 367hp V8 motor which was replaced by supercharged version, producing 500PS or 493hp (469hp in American edition).
The future will never cease to be exciting. This is borne out by the Mercedes-Benz F 500 Mind which was presented at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show. The four-door car, designed as a modern fastback sedan, served as a research lab on wheels and demonstrated over a dozen technical ideas for enhancing the safety, propulsion and comfort of future Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-size luxury car / executive car sold by the Mercedes-Benz branch of DaimlerChrysler. The model line is available with various six and eight-cylinder petroleum gasoline and diesel engines. The E stood for Einspritzung, which is German for fuel injection, which was a very new feature at the time the “E” first appeared in the 1950s.
The E-Class is the bestselling Mercedes-Benz model worldwide. It is famous both as luxury or executive transport, and as taxis in countries like Germany and Singapore. In Germany the E-Class is also commonly used as a police interceptor vehicle.