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  • production = 2003-2010
  • assembly = Woking, United Kingdom
  • class = Grand tourer
  • layout = FR (front engine, rear wheel drive)
  • engine = 5,439cc supercharcged V8
  • transmission = 5 speed automatic
  • wheelbase = 2,700 mm
  • length = 4,656 mm
  • width = 1,908 mm
  • height = 1,261
  • weight = 1,755 kg


The McLaren-Merceds SLR is a supercar manufactured by Mercedes-Benz of Germany.The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German grand tourer car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2009. When it was developed, Mercedes-Benz owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group.

Due to the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement, and its driving characteristics, some commentators classify the SLR McLaren as a GT, whose rivals would be vehicles such as the Aston Martin DBS V12 and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport" (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz stated that they would build 3,500 SLRs over seven years, with an annual production of 500 cars.[1] The car's base price, GB£295,337 (approx. US$450,000, €350,000, CHF 500,000 or C$ 500,000. 2009),[2] made it the ninth most expensive street-legal car in the year 2008.[citation needed]

It was developed with help from McLaren and featured in Top Gear's epic race to Oslo.

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