The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (C199 / R199 / Z199) is a grand tourer jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, and built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. It was sold from 2003 to 2010. When the car was developed, German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz owned 40 per cent of the McLaren Group and the car was produced in partnership between the two companies.
The SLR sports has a 232 kg (511 lb) hand-built 5.4 L; 331.9 cu in (5,439 cc) with a bore X stroke of 97 mm × 92 mm (3.82 in × 3.62 in), supercharged all-aluminium alloy, SOHC 3 valves per cylinder, longitudinally-mounted Front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout 90° V8, with a compression ratio of 8.8:1 and lubricated via a dry sump system. Car and Driver achieved a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.4 seconds, and a 1⁄4 mile (402 m) time of 11.2 seconds at 130 mph (209 km/h). C&D suggested that the times may be even lower if temperatures were lower. This is a fairly consuming car at an average of 14.5l/100km, on a EURO IV emission engine. It comes with an automatic transmission car with 5 gears, and also features a 3 gear manual mode. It includes standard safety features for this kind of a vehicle.