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Mercedes-Benz 380SL (107 E38) Technical Specifications & Manuals Series 107: R107 380SL

Years The Series 107 Mercedes Benz 380SL Was Produced:

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

380 SL Production Schedule

Vehicle

Year # Produced

380SL

Roadster

R107

1980 3,347
1981 9,470
1982 9,926
1983 11,198
1984 11,115
1985 8,144
Total: 53,200

Mercedes Benz 380SL Series 107 Workshop Service and Repair Manuals

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Mercedes-Benz 380SL Specifications

  • Years of Manufacture: 1980 - 1985
  • Number Built: 53,200
  • Series Designation: 107
    • 380SL Roadster: R107
  • Date of Introduction: February, 1980
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions 380SL:
    • Total Length: 4380mm
    • Total Width: 1790mm
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm
    • Wheelbase: 2455mm
    • Front Track: 1452mm
    • Rear Track: 1440mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Roadster: 1540kg
  • Fuel Tank: 90 liters
  • Turning Circle:
    • 10.74 metres
  • Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 3.68:1
    • 2nd: 2.41:1
    • 3rd: 1.44:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.27:1
  • 0-100 km/h:
    • 9.0 seconds (approx)
    • After 1981: 9.8 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • Manual: 133.5 mph (215 km/h)
    • Automatic: 127 mph (205 km/h)
  • Engine 8 Cylinder M 116:
    • Capacity: 3818cc 233ci
    • Type: Conventional, water cooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in V8 configuration
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
    • Fuel System: Bosch mechanical with air-flow sensor
    • Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 71.8mm (3.62 x 2.83 inch)
    • Power: 218 hp (DIN) @ 5500rpm
    • Torque: 31 mkg @ 4000rpm (224.3 ft/lb)
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagonal-pivot swing axle
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.9:1 (3.0 turns)
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
    • Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)
  • Wheels:
    • 14" Alloy
  • Tyres:
    • 205/70 VR 14

Compare Mercedes Benz Series 107 Models

Mercedes-Benz R107 SL Comparison Chart Top Speed
Model Years # Built Engine BHP Torque Trans mph/kph
280SL 1974-1985 25,500 2746cc I6 185 176 4 Speed Auto 124/200
280SLC 1974-1981 10,700 2746cc I6 185 176 4 Speed Auto 124/200
300SL 1985-1989 N/A 2962cc I6 188 192 4 Speed Auto 127/204
350SL 1970-1980 15,300 3499cc V8 200 211 3 Speed Auto 127/204
350SLC 1971-1980 14,000 3499cc V8 200 211 3 Speed Auto 127/204
380SL 1980-1985 53,200 3818cc V8 218 224 4 Speed Auto 134/216
380SLC 1980-1985 3,700 3818c V8 218 224 4 Speed Auto 134/216
420SL 1985-1989 N/A 4196cc V8 218 242 4 Speed Auto 134/216
450SL 1971-1980 66,300 4520cc V8 225 279 3 Speed Auto 134/216
450SLC 1972-1980 31,800 4520cc V8 225 279 3 Speed Auto 134/216
450SLC 5.0 1977-1981 2,700 4990cc V8 240 297 3 Speed Auto 140/225
500SL 1980-1989 N/A 4973cc V8 240 297 4 Speed Auto 140/225
500SLC 1980-1989 1,300 4973cc V8 249 297 4 Speed Auto 140/225
560SL 1985-1989 1,300 5547cc V8 300 279 4 Speed Auto 137/220

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