Unchanged for 2009, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a two-seat luxury roadster, with a retractable roof, that boasts Formula-1 technology and AMG performance, thus fitting easily into the supercar class. The SLR is powered by a hand-built supercharged 5.5L V8, perfectly balanced mid-engine, that pumps out an amazing 617 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with rear-wheel drive, the SLR comes with a five-speed automatic transmission that highlights a shift-it-yourself feature with steering-wheel-mounted paddles. According to Mercedes-Benz, the SLR can achieve a top speed of 206 mph and scale from zero to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are an expected12 mpg city/16 mpg hwy. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren safety features are top-notch, including stability control, carbon-ceramic antilock brakes with brake assist, side and side-curtain airbags, knee-protecting airbags and TeleAid. The SLR McLaren employs a 4-position AIRBRAKE that provides increased braking power and stability when braking from high speeds.Read more Read less
2009 marks the final year for the supercar collaboration between German car maker Mercedes-Benz and British tuner McLaren. Mercedes-Benz plans on building all its future super sports cars in-house with AMG. For its swan song, the SLR McLaren is available only as a roadster.
True sport performance and styling; exclusivity; iconic Mercedes-Benz gullwing doors
What you see is what you get -- for nearly a half a million dollars. The SLR McLaren comes in one trim level and one convertible body style with one aluminum mid-engine 5.4L supercharged V8. But the striking Formula 1-inspired arrow-shaped nose and the Mercedes-Benz-heritage gullwing-style doors are priceless.